Des Moines, Iowa — Hours before the Iowa Caucus, Democrat candidate Tom Steyer said he cares about all Americans, specifically rural America.
The billionaire who hasn’t succeeded in breaking 5% in first-choice support among likely Democratic nomination said he still believes he can persuade people living in rural areas he can defeat Trump.
“Something about rural America, people there really know the difference between right and wrong. And I think everybody knows this president is the most corrupt in American history,” Steyer said.
Yet, President Trump is still popular among the red states.
But, Steyer said one way to connect with voters is through creating sustainable energy plans.
Although he said there are still those who don’t believe in climate change, the majority of Americans believe in it.
“You know, the funny thing is, if you look at the numbers across the country, everybody believes in climate change,” he said.
“If you look at the numbers across the country, everybody believes in climate change, including Republicans. There are some holdouts, but you know, the truth of the matter is, the vast majority of Republicans know that what I’m saying is true,” Steyer said.
Renewable energy can not only save the climate, but it can also improve the economy by creating more jobs, he said.
“They need to know is we’re going to be richer, better, paid healthier, more just and more successful with cheaper energy,” he said.
With his business and farming background, Steyer said he will create policies that benefit rural America who has shown support for President Trump in the 2016 election.
“Look, one thing is, they should know, I raised cattle, chickens and pigs. I’m a farmer,” he said. “They should also know that I can beat Mr. Trump on the economy because I started a business and built it.”