According to the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's Steve Scheffler, Donald Trump wasn't invited to tonight's presidential forum simply because he was not in the GOP picture when invitations were sent out last December. But per CNN, Trump's plane just landed at the Des Moines Airport. So will he be a surprise speaker tonight? "I have not heard from him," Scheffler told me. "But one of his top aides is planning on being here tonight. When we sent out invitations in December, he was not really on the radar screen. But if he were to call [today] and ask to participate, we would probably allow it." So there's your Monday suspense.
UPDATE: Radio Iowa says Trump's not on the plane. Thus endeth today's Trump coverage. Off to pursue candidates confirmed to be in the state.
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