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That escalated quickly

Trump warns Iowa crowd: 'They want to kill our cows. That means you're next.'

President Trump delivered multiple warnings to supporters who attended his rally Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa, including telling them that if they don't vote for him in November, they will lose literally everything they love.

Trump spoke for 90 minutes, but he told the crowd he could have made his rally "really short. All I have to do is say, 'Uh, hello Iowa. You have no choice but to vote for me. Otherwise, everything you have loved in your entire life will be gone. Goodbye, Iowa. Have a good time.' Instead, I work my ass off up here, okay? True. You think this is easy?"

The scare tactics didn't end there. Trump brought up the Green New Deal, a Democratic proposal that would fight climate change while guaranteeing jobs in clean energy industries. He said the plan would "crush our farms, destroy our wonderful cows. They want to kill our cows. You know why, right? You know why? Don't say it. They want to kill our cows. That means you're next."

It wasn't all doom and gloom, though. Trump said he loves farmers and the feeling is mutual. "Based on the polls, I guess I'm not going to lose in this state," he declared. "I don't think I'm going to lose in any other state."