The Republican nominee for President, Donald J Trump visited the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa as part of his continued focus on key states, many of which President Barack Obama carried in 2008 and 2012. His second visit to Iowa this month follows Monday night's debate where many in the media were saying he lost to Democrat challenger, Hillary Clinton. Trump was on offense today accusing Clinton of being both corrupt and incompetent and questioning how she escaped criminal charges in her email controversy.
A packed crowd of about 1,200 supporters greeted former New York Mayor, Rudy Giuliani with enthusiastic cheers and applauds as he laid out a case for why Trump should be the next President of the United States. This is Giuliani's second visit to the Mid-America Center, his first was in 2004 when campaigning for then President George W. Bush's re-election.
,Trump has been hitting hard at the media during the campaign saying that they aren't fairly covering him while ignoring Clinton's many scandals involving her private email server and the deleted 30,000 emails that the FBI is looking for. Several in attendance wore stickers on the back of their shirts, in full view of the media that read "Propaganda By Omission American News Media." At one point during his speech Trump talked about how he's leading in several polls by 20% or 80% but the media doesn't want to hear it or report it, pointing back to the media. At which point the crowd turned around and boo'd us.
Trump's campaign started a new outreach this week to Christian conservatives which Trump boasted about. The Trump campaign knows that many evangelicals stayed home when President Obama was re-elected in 2012 and that he needs them to vote in large numbers if he hopes to beat Clinton in November.
In the first game of the 2016 football season the Nebraska Huskers took on the Fresno State Bulldogs at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. If anything, this game will be remembered for #27, Nebraska's kicker Sam Foltz who was killed in a car crash returning home from Wisconsin earlier this summer. Sam's family was on hand and received a standing ovation from the 93,000+ crowd.
During Nebraska's first punt of the game, the kicking team lined up without a kicker. The crowd stood and responded with loud cheers and applause as the play clock wound down, with Fresno State's players joining them in the salute. When Nebraska was flagged for delay of game after the play clock expired, Fresno State declined the penalty."It was an incredible feeling, knowing how much he meant to the team and the community and all the fans out there," quarterback Tommy Armstrong said. "It touched my heart a bit, just looking out there."
The game plan was perfect against an opponent that ranked 117th against the run last year, and once quarterback Tommy Armstrong and the Huskers got going in the second half, they were nearly unstoppable. Nebraska, which finished with 292 yards on the ground, ran on 20 of its first 21 plays, and Coach Mike Riley made good on his plan to get Armstrong more carries.