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Iowa Gov. Reynolds: ‘Trump had our back after storm’

On Tuesday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) addressed the Republican National Convention while the people of her state are still recovering from a horrific storm that destroyed millions of dollars’ worth of crops and farmland. It also left more than 500,000 people without power for multiple days.

“Iowans did what you expect Iowans to do. They helped each other. They took care of each other and they still are,” said Reynolds. “But, someone else had our back. Our president. When the winds had finished raging and the cleanup had only begun, he showed up.”

Reynolds praised President Trump for his quick response in granting a federal disaster proclamation for her state. Trump even paid a personal visit to Iowa after the storm to meet with elected officials and see the damage first hand.

“You might not know that because the national media didn’t report it but the Trump administration was here in full force,” Reynolds said. “The day after the storm the president called me to assure me that we had the full backing of the federal government. Later that week, Vice President Pence came to Iowa to again assure us that the president and his administration were behind us.”

The governor went on to tell viewers that this wasn’t the first time Trump had come to Iowa’s aid. She explained how he approved additional disaster funding in 2019 when her state and others in the Midwest experienced record flooding along the Missouri River.

“The president approved our request for aid in record time, in just two days,” she said. “This time, he did it in less than 24 hours.”

Reynolds then went on to point out some of Trump’s other accomplishments and explained why she believes he deserves another four years in the White House.

“So, whether its providing needed relief to farmers who were the target of China’s unfair trade practices, hammering out new free and fair trade deals, or fighting for workers and small businesses who were hit hard by COVID-19, we have a president and a vice-president who get things done,” said Reynolds. “This is an administration of action and outcomes. They are delivering every day on their promise to make America great again.”

Trump flipped Iowa in 2016 after the state voted twice for Barack Obama. The RNC and Trump campaign both have a strong grassroots operation in the state and both Trump and Pence have visited often during their first four years.  


PHOTO: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

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