Former President Donald Trump escalated an ongoing feud with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, cycled through his baseless election fraud claims, criticized President Joe Biden on immigration and formally endorsed Senator Chuck Grassley, as he tested the presidential waters in Iowa on Saturday night.

‘Mitch McConnell should have challenged that election because even back then, we had plenty of material to challenge that election. He should have challenged the election. [Senate Majority Leader Chuck] Schumer would have. McConnell didn’t have the courage,” Trump told his supporters at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

Holding a rally in the early presidential nominating state without officially announcing a bid for reelection and this far ahead of 2024 is about establishing a rapport with voters and laying the groundwork for a potential campaign.

This is a developing story.

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Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on October 09, 2021 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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