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President Trump greeted by supporters, protesters in Council Bluffs

Posted at 6:13 PM, Oct 09, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. - Air Force One touched down in Omaha just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the motorcade made its way to the Republican rally already in progress at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.




At the rally, President Donald Trump gave his endorsement to local Republicans running for re-election in the November midterms, bringing some of them up to the podium. He also spoke about today's announcement allowingthe saleof E15 ethanol blends year-round




Rep. Don Bacon, running for re-election as Nebraska's 2nd district Congressman, spoke ahead of the president's arrival at the Mid-America Center. Congressman David Young, running for re-election as Iowa's 3rd district representative, spoke after Bacon.

Protesters gathered outside ahead of the president's arrival. An altercation broke out a few minutes before Trump finished speaking. (WARNING: Video below contains explicit language.)



Air Force One departed Eppley within about an hour of the end of the rally.



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President's full MAC appearance