Christian School Cancels Event With Trump

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( – In Sioux City, Iowa the Christian university, Dordt University, opted to cancel a forum with former President Donald Trump as they could not settle on the event’s format. The event was set to take place in January only weeks before voters in the state would be called to vote in the caucus, which would mark the first vote in the 2024 Republican primary election 2024. The state is particularly important in the presidential race as a strong performance in Iowa could help boost the position of the candidate in other states.

Still, the university which was organizing a “Commit to Caucus Rally” for Trump decided to cancel the event following the format disagreement. The university, which has opened its space for all presidential candidates from all parties, usually allows their students to participate in a questions-and-answers type of event. However, Trump’s campaign was pushing for the event to not follow this format but instead be a traditional presidential rally.

The university in their statement pointed out that the Trump campaign wanted the event to be in a rally format instead of a questions-and-answers format that allows Dordt students to engage. It added that as the two views could not align it was not possible for the event to be held at the university.

The Iowa caucuses are on January 15, and Trump is currently holding a wide lead against the other Republican presidential candidates in the primary race. The Insider Advantage poll found that Trump was ahead by over 30 percentage points, with only three weeks to go until the race.

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