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Iowa governor credits Trump with helping Iowans in adversity

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during a news conference, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The storm that struck Monday morning left more than 181,000 Iowans without power as of Friday morning and cost at least four lives, three in Iowa.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during a news conference, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The storm that struck Monday morning left more than 181,000 Iowans without power as of Friday morning and cost at least four lives, three in Iowa.(Charlie Neibergall | AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Published: Aug. 26, 2020 at 1:03 PM CDT
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds addressed the Republican National Convention in a brief speech that thanked President Donald Trump for his help as Iowans faced adversity from last year’s floods and a more recent wind storm.

In her Tuesday night speech, Reynolds credited the Trump administration with a quick response in spring 2019 when the flooding Missouri River breached levees, inundating communities and farmland. She said Trump again acted quickly to help the state when an Aug. 10 wind storm toppled trees and flattened crops, leaving swaths of the state devastated.

The governor also praised Trump for sending billions of dollars in payments to farmers who faced tariffs during a trade war between the U.S. and China.

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