Donald Trump is adding his name to a list of Republicans who will be visiting Iowa next month.
He’s slated to attend a dinner party “with Gov. Terry Branstad and Steve Bruere, the president of Peoples Company, a land brokerage firm”.
Trump will also be attending the “Iowa Freedom Summit, which will feature several GOP potential presidential candidates,” and additional speakers, as well.
“I have always loved visiting Iowa. I look forward to these two special events,” Trump told the Des Moines Register.
Trump’s political consultant, Sam Nunberg, said the New Yorker is now confirmed for three engagements in Iowa.
At 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, Trump will attend a private dinner at the Stine Barn in West Des Moines. The dinner invitation asks guests to join Bruere, Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Trump “and other prominent leaders.”
Peoples Company hosts the dinner every year, but it will be higher-profile — and harder to keep the guest list to 40 or 50 — than in the past, Bruere told the Register.
“Every presidential election at this time of year, Donald seems to surface,” Bruere said. “He likes to put his name out there one way or another and at least offer his opinion. One can only suspect the reason he accepted this year is because it’s a caucus year, and he wants to stir things up.”