During an appearance at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Friday, Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump talked about his support for ethanol and how his primary rival in the state, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, supports oil.
“He’s got to come a long way because he’s right now for the oil,” Trump said. “If Ted Cruz is against ethanol, how does he win in Iowa, because that’s very anti-Iowa.”
Listen to Trump’s comments here: Trump comments on ethanol in Iowa
However, on December 5, Sen. Cruz appeared at the Freedom Works Rising Tide Summit in Cedar Rapids and spoke very favorably about ethanol, and specifically told reporters after the event that he supports ethanol. “One of the things I am committed to doing is expanding market access to ethanol,” he said. “Right now you see federal regulatory barriers, you see EPA blocking ethanol’s ability to access the market. As president, I will remove those barriers.”
Listen to Cruz’s comments to reporters in Cedar Rapids on Dec. 5: Cruz comments on ethanol in Iowa