Corporate media has a knack for lecturing Middle America about how to govern itself—and the Coronavirus response is no exception.
But while pundits with secure paychecks bash states that are working hard to safely reopen, local leaders are the ones who know their people’s hardships firsthand.
Today, President Trump hosted one governor who’s done an exceptional job leading her state through the crisis: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. The two discussed Iowa’s Coronavirus response and President Trump’s phased Guidelines for Opening Up America Again.
Iowa has a reliable partner in President Trump. In the past two months alone, over 100 million gloves and 4.4 million masks have been sent to the state. In terms of economic relief, as of mid-April, over $1.7 billion in direct payments had been issued to Iowans.