Kari Lake was serving beer at the Iowa State Fair on Friday night, but Bud Light wasn’t on tap — literally.
Prior to his appearance at Steer N’ Stein, a food and liquor venue at the annual event, the beer taps for Bud Light were removed.
Lake spent about an hour there. She was at the fair to serve as a surrogate mother to Donald Trump. She talked about her presidential campaign, handed out new green hats with her nametag and stopped behind the bar for a few pints.
However, the Bud Light tab was conspicuously missing after Anheuser-Busch lost $27 billion due to a partnership with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney. Social media posts touting the professional relationship between Mulvaney and Bud Light followed, along with the storm of backlash that has been going on for months and is still being felt.
Kari Lake is serving beer at the Iowa State Fair but the tab for Bud Light – which was supposed to be between the red Budweiser and the white Busch tap, was missing
An employee on site said the Bud Light faucets were removed before Lake arrived. Between the Budweiser and Bush Light tabs was a blank space.
Lake ignored the question of his absence and continued filling beer glasses. She also signed the new hats the Trump campaign was handing out. The hats, bright green with gold lettering, read: “President Donald Trump, back to back Iowa Champ.”
Trump is scheduled to be at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday.
Lake, who was losing her voice after speaking to thousands of voters at the Iowa State Fair, told DailyMail.com she spent most of Friday speaking to a few thousand independent voters to make sure they were registered as Republicans so they could take part in President Trump’s caucus.
But she ended the day well at the fair’s popular drinking hole. She talked to people there and posed for many photos, sipping a beer between shots.
Earlier today, Lake milked a cow at the Iowa State Fair and argued that the animals prove there are only two sexes – because a bull cannot be milked.
Lake, the Republican who failed in her quest to be elected governor of Arizona last year, was at the annual event to campaign for Donald Trump.
She stopped by the dairy to push back against what conservatives call “woke” ideas, especially when it comes to a person’s sex.
Lake, dressed in jeans and boots, pulled up a stool next to the cow, sat down, and got to work.
“You know, there are only two genders, right?” she said to the slew of reporters watching her.
“I challenge the New York Times reporter and the Washington Post reporter to try to milk a cow, then try to milk a bull and see how it goes,” she said.
Bud Light is trying to recover from its controversy with Dylan Mulvaney (above)
Kari Lake hands a beer to an Iowa voter
Some conservative Republicans have challenged “transgender” ideas and pushed back against people who try to redefine their gender. The “war on revival” has become a rallying cry for many GOP candidates.
Two Trump supporters holding large signs with the former president’s name flanked Lake as she milked the cow.
Lake circled the fair throughout the day to serve as a substitute for Trump. She visited the famous butter cow and spoke to voters about Trump’s campaign.
The former president will arrive in Des Moines on Saturday to spend a few hours at the fair – a must stop for presidential candidates.
Trump will be on the fairgrounds the same day as rivals Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley. The former president plans to bring with him a group of Florida lawmakers who have endorsed his presidential bid over DeSantis.
He is leading in the polls. He was ahead of DeSantis by 17 points in a poll of Republicans in Iowa conducted by GOP polling firm JL Partners for DailyMail.com.
And Trump leads by 27 points in the RealClearPolitics Poll Average voters in Iowa.
Kari Lake challenged reporters with her trying to milk a bull
Trump campaign workers hold Trump flags for a photo op with Kari Lake
The latest DailyMail.com/JL Partners survey shows that 43% of likely Iowa Republican caucus members will back Donald Trump, compared to just 17% who support Ron DeSantis.
Lake, meanwhile, said she was considering running for the Senate in her native Arizona.
It will probably be a three-way race.
Senator Kyrsten Sinema is re-elected in 2024. She changed her party affiliation from Democrat to Independent. On the Democratic side, Representative Ruben Gallego is a candidate for the nomination.