Trump To Flout WH Guidelines With Today’s Iowa Rally

The Washington Post reports:

Trump on Wednesday is seeking to shore up support in Iowa, a state he won comfortably four years ago but that polls show to be in play this year. The president plans to stage a rally at the Des Moines International Airport amid a flurry of travel this week to battleground states that he carried in 2016.

Local media coverage has highlighted that with the rally, Trump will be flouting White House guidance that social gatherings in central Iowa be limited to 25 people, given that the region is in the “yellow zone” for spread of the coronavirus.

In 2016, Trump carried Iowa over Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than nine percentage points. A Washington Post average of recent polls this year shows Biden leading Trump in the state by two percentage points.