‘Trump is a forgiving guy’: Kim Reynolds grapples with DeSantis endorsement post-Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Kim Reynolds’s (R-IA) decision to endorse Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) before this week’s opening 2024 Republican primary contest ruffled a few feathers in Iowa.

But with former President Donald Trump‘s record-breaking win in this election cycle’s caucuses, it remains to be seen whether she will face political ramifications from her party’s likely nominee, who may forgive but probably will not forget.

Trump cited Reynolds as an example of disloyalty last weekend during his final rally in Iowa before the first votes of 2024 were cast in the Hawkeye State. In Indianola, the former president complained to likely caucusgoers that he helped Reynolds become governor when he nominated her predecessor, Terry Branstad, to be his ambassador to China. He said that Reynolds told him she would remain neutral during
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