Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds uses obscure Twitter account with only 259 followers to rail against Trump: report

Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds appears to have been using an obscure X account to heap praise on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and express her displeasure with former President Donald Trump, according to a report. 

The account – @Kimberl26890376 – had “Kimberly Reynolds” listed as its username and a photo of the Iowa governor as its profile picture before it was suspended Thursday, shortly after the New York Times reported on its existence. 

The account had only 259 followers before it was removed, and did not link back Reynolds’ official @IAGovernor account or her personal @KimReynoldsIA handle. It made no reference in any tweet put out that the user was apparently the governor of the Hawkeye State. 

Reynolds’ office did not respond to The Post’s request for comment. 

The account username is “Kim Reynolds” and has a photo of the governor as the profile picture. AP

The majority of the @Kimberl26890376 account’s 58 posts have come in recent months, according to the New York Times, and are overwhelmingly related to the Republican presidential primary. 

In one post, Reynolds appears to have used her secret account to retweet a meme from a DeSantis supporter showing a side-by-side photo of the Florida governor smiling with his wife and his three children next to one of Trump surrounded by young women at a New Year’s Eve party. 

“The contrast is overwhelming…” the caption on the meme reads. 

Reynolds endorsed DeSantis for president last November.
The account only had 259 followers.

In another retweet, Reynolds appears to have shared a post accusing Trump of having “no loyalty” but demanding “it from everyone else.” 

“That’s FEALTY. Which makes sense because these people want a king,” the post continued. 

The account also went after former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who is polling about even with DeSantis in Iowa, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls. 

“Meet the liberal Democrat who is actively auditioning to be Trump’s vice presidential running mate,” a tweet from the DeSantis campaign, referring to Haley and retweeted by @Kimberl26890376 reads.

The @Kimberl26890376 account also tweeted words of support directed at DeSantis.  

“Followed through 100% on promises made!!” one post reads. 

“Leader!” another post simply states. 

Last November, Reynolds broke with tradition and endorsed DeSantis for president ahead of the Iowa caucuses, citing the “unprecedented times.”

Iowa governors have typically remained neutral in presidential races until after the caucuses. 

The Hawkeye State will hold its first-in-the-nation caucuses on Jan. 15. 


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