Donald Trump is heading to Iowa

In his first ever trip, Trump will speak to religious conservative activists

By Jillian Rayfield

Published June 24, 2013 1:10PM (EDT)

Donald Trump will make his first-ever trip to Iowa this August to speak to religious conservative activists, according to the Des Moines Register.

From the Register:

Trump accepted an invitation to the Family Leader’s second-annual leadership summit, an event the organizer says he hopes will help Iowa conservatives coalesce early on in the next presidential nominating cycle.

Speakers will be asked to talk about threats facing the country and families.

Though the Register says that Trump's trip "is bound to incite 2016 speculation," it also reports that Iowa Republicans aren't taking a potential Trump run seriously -- especially since he stirred up speculation about a run in both 2000 and 2011, before ultimately deciding against it.

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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