During a recent event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, former President Donald Trump highlighted his support for Iowa’s corn and ethanol industry, contrasting it with President Joe Biden’s emphasis on electric vehicles. He humorously suggested that if he decided not to re-enter the presidential race, he might instead venture into the car-towing industry.
“Considering the direction things are heading with electric vehicles, I’m thinking of starting a nationwide tow truck service. So if you see me not running for the top office, that’s probably why,” Trump commented during the event, which was broadcast in full on Newsmax.
He acknowledged the potential of electric vehicles but emphasized the importance of choice for American citizens rather than mandatory regulations.
“Pushing only for electric vehicles will have a detrimental effect on traditional gas-powered vehicles and, consequently, on Iowa’s ethanol industry,” Trump noted. “Without the need for gasoline or ethanol, how far can one really travel? Not more than a short distance from home.”
He further committed to revisiting the policies concerning electric vehicles if he returned to office.
“While I support the idea of electric vehicles, I also believe in the importance of gas-powered and hybrid options for Americans,” Trump added. “It’s crucial that vehicles, especially trucks, maintain their power and efficiency, without being burdened by heavy batteries that limit their range.”