Iowa State Fair officials said they would not allow Donald Trump to land his helicopter on the state fairgrounds.
Trump was going to give children rides in his chopper at the fair on his own dime.
Donald Trump with his new helicopter at Trump International Golf Links, Aberdeen.
Picture by KEVIN EMSLIE
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Donald Trump will not be giving young children helicopter rides at the Iowa State Fair.
The Daily Mail reported Thursday that Donald Trump had asked the Iowa State Fair for permission to bring his helicopter to the fairgrounds to give children rides in it. The publication reported that he would set up the thrill ride at his own risk and expense.
“We’re going to fly it out to Iowa and I’m going to have it there,” Trump reportedly told the publication. “I’m going to try giving kids lifts in the helicopter.”
However, state fair spokeswoman Mindy Williamson told the Des Moines Register that Trump did not ask for permission to do so, nor would he be granted permission if he does indeed seek it.
“He is welcome to land his helicopter anywhere outside the grounds and take people on rides or whatever he would like to do,” Williamson told the Register. “But that will not be happening on Iowa State Fairgrounds.”
John Kerry landed his helicopter at the fair in 2004.
— Dan Winters (@danwinters) July 30, 2015