Ope! Former President Confuses Iowa City As South Dakota Town
When you're a politician or a celebrity who travels a lot, it's common to confuse one town for another. Especially when they start with the same word. Singers or guitar players strategically having the city's name taped to the microphone is a humorous example of this...life on the road can be challenging!
Over the weekend, Former President Donald Trump held a campaign event in Sioux City, Iowa. Just one problem...Former President Trump thought he was in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the entire rally.
For anyone who lives in the Sioux Empire, this is a frequent mistake that most out-of-state visitors make. It's almost like a running joke between Iowans and South Dakotans.
Multiple news outlets such as The Hill and MSNBC are reporting that Former President Trump greeted the large Iowa crowd with open arms. Before beginning his speech, Mr. Trump misidentified Sioux City, Iowa for Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
And a very big hello to a place where we’ve done very well, Sioux Falls. Thank you very much, Sioux Falls.
The Hill is reporting that Iowa State Senator Brad Zaun "said he was proud to be Trump’s first endorsement, to loud applause. As he left the podium, Zaun shook Trump’s hand and whispered the correction in his ear." Donald Trump did make a correction once he returned to the stage.
“It’s Sioux City, not Sioux Falls,” Zaun said, in a barely audible whisper to Trump. “Oh, it’s — oh, is that right?”
Whoops...Well, Former President Trump is not the first person to make this mistake and certainly will not be the last.
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