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RECAP: KWWL's full coverage of President Trump's rally in Cedar Rapids

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8:15 PM: Trump wraps up rally in Cedar Rapids, read the recap below. 

7:40 PM: 

7:30 PM: 

7:20 PM: "Jobs are just about the best they've ever been," said President Trump. 

7:15 PM: As protesters are led out of the area, President Trump says," I love our police." 

7:00 PM: President Trump arrived at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. He will speak at the rally shortly. 

6:50 PM: We are livestreaming our President Trump coverage on Facebook. TUNE IN HERE

6:20 PM: President Trump is speaking at Kirkwood Community College. Follow our live Twitter feed here:

"American farms and ranches are the best there is," said President Trump to the Kirkwood Crowd. "We are doing wonderful things, taxes and healthcare are coming along." 

"We have the best trade in the world, we have the right people on our side," said President Trump. 

"We express our thanks to former Governor Terry Branstad," says Trump. "China really likes him." 

6:05 PM: President Trump has landed and is getting off the plane. His first stop is Kirkwood Community College. 

5:45 PM: Air Force One with President Donald Trump is minutes away from landing in Cedar Rapids. 

5:30 PM: A lot of people are protesting President Trump outside of the U.S. Cellular Center, chanting "USA." Crowds are facing rain one again but they're staying outside. Some signs are turning into umbrellas. 

5:15 PM: The US Cellular Center slowly fills up as people get past security checks. There is a lot of excitement surrounding the arena. 

4:45 PM: People are finding their seats about 2 1/2 hours before the president speak at the US Cellular Center. Supporters were just told how to deal with any protesters as organizers said this would be a peaceful rally. 

4:15 PM: Doors are open and the line is moving as people head in to the US Cellular Center. 

3:15 PM: Many are patiently waiting outside the U.S. Cellular Center to see President Trump, who is scheduled to speak at 7:00 p.m. The people in line are dressed in Trump gear and chanting "USA" as they wait for the President to arrive. 


President Donald Trump comes to eastern Iowa today.

The president is set to visit Cedar Rapids later today; he's expected to land just before 6 p.m.

President Trump will visit Kirkwood Community College, with a rally then scheduled for roughly 7 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center.

The White House has confirmed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will join President Trump on a tour of Kirkwood Community College's agriculture program.

The president's visit was originally scheduled for June 1, but was postponed. President Trump's visit today is his first trip to Iowa since taking office. 

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