Des Moines, Iowa — Governor Kim Reynolds is accusing former President Trump of airing an advertisement that misleads Iowans.
Reynolds endorsed Trump rival Ron DeSantis in November. The ads currently airing in Iowa feature statements Reynolds made in the past that praise Trump — and Reynolds mentioned the ad as she campaigned with DeSantis.
Reynolds cites a timeline that started with Trump being “very upset” that she hadn’t endorsed him, then Trump said her public backing wasn’t worth anything when she endorsed DeSantis.
Reynolds says it’s o.k. for Iowans to move on from Trump. Trump called Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird Iowa’s most popular politician last night during his campaign event in Waterloo. Bird endorsed Trump in October.
Meanwhile, the Republican presidential candidates campaigning in Iowa today (Wednesday) are denouncing a Colorado Supreme Court ruling that could keep former President Trump’s name off the primary ballot in that state. For instance, Nikki Haley says she’s running because she doesn’t think having Trump be president again would be good for the country, but Haley says it’s up to voters to make that decision, not judges.