President Donald Trump walks on stage to speaks at Kirkwood Community College, which is recognized by the White House as a major center of agricultural innovation, during a visit to the campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. This is Trump's first visit to Iowa since the election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Latest: Trump checks out agriculture tech in Iowa

June 21, 2017 - 7:42 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trumps' trip to Iowa (all times EDT):

7:20 p.m.

President Donald Trump is getting a tour of the agricultural technology being developed at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa.

Among the machines he saw was a "combine simulator" — a virtual way to practice using a combine.

He marveled at the machine and joked to the student who demonstrated it, "Don't be nervous."

Trump says after the tour that he has "just learned more about farming than I ever thought I'd learn."

The White House says the school's agriculture science program is widely recognized as a center for innovation.


2 p.m.

President Donald Trump is heading to the Midwest in search of his supporters' warm embrace — and to celebrate a Republican congressional victory in an election viewed as an early referendum on his presidency.

Trump began his day by reveling in Karen Handel's victory in a special election in a House district in suburban Atlanta.

And he's set to visit Iowa in the evening — touring a community college agriculture program and holding a campaign-style rally.

Trump is no stranger to victory laps.

He seems poised to turn his Iowa trip into a celebration of his resilience despite the cloud of investigations that has enveloped his administration and sent his poll numbers tumbling.

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