Donald Trump's appearance at the Iowa-Iowa State football game in Ames was met with a mixed reaction from the crowd.
As the former president stepped out to wave and give thumbs-up, he was greeted with both cheers and noticeable boos. (Watch the video via the link below)
The crowd's reaction
According to the Des Moines Register, while there were boos, Trump also drew a significant number of eager and excited onlookers. He was in a private suite with influential Republican donor and casino magnate Gary Kirke.
Fans on the opposite side of the suite's glass viewing wall tried to catch his attention, with some pointing or waving at him, while others made different gestures.
In a more clandestine manner, anti-Trump flyers were distributed, and a banner with a similar message was seen being flown over the stadium. This comes as Trump is campaigning four months ahead of the Iowa caucuses.
A recent Des Moines Register/NBC News/Mediacom poll showed Trump leading with 42% among likely Republican caucus-goers in Iowa. He was followed by Ron DeSantis with 19% and U.S. Senator Tim Scott at 9%. DeSantis, who was also at the game sitting in the bleachers with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, received some unfavorable gestures from the crowd as well.
You can see how the crowd reacted in the video below