Reynolds Declines To Say Whether She Still Fully Supports Trump

Aug 22, 2017

Gov. Kim Reynolds is declining to say whether she’s fully behind President Trump, when she was questioned during her weekly press conference if the president still has her “full-fledged” support. The governor says Iowa is her first priority.  Reynolds backed the Republican nominee Trump during the presidential election. 

Last week Trump seemed to equate neo-Nazis and skinheads with protesters opposing white supremacy after a protest in Virginia turned violent.

Reynolds said racist bigotry and hate is unacceptable, and emphasized her focus is on Iowa.

"And I am focused on Iowans, making sure we can find ways to grow this economy. To make sure that Iowans have the skills that they need to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow. And I am focused on making sure that 72,000 Iowans have some type of health insurance come Jan. 1, 2018," she answered. "That's what I'm focused on, and that's what I'm going to continue to focus on."

The 72,000 Iowans Reynolds referenced are those who buy healthcare via the Obamacare exchange.

Reynolds also said that the country needs to look at ways people can unite and come together.