Bob Vander Plaats, head of the Iowa-based Family Leader, warned Donald Trump ahead of the Republican presidential nomination battle, expressing belief that Iowa will send a message on January 15 and that voters are seeing through Trump’s leadership.
Vander Plaats endorsed Ron DeSantis, triggering a response from Trump, and has been critical of Trump’s character, stating that he has never endorsed him and pointing out previous criticisms.
He emphasized the significance of Iowa in the nomination process, suggesting that it could be a make-or-break state for Trump.
Iowa evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats BLASTS Trump's character: "The number one hurdle for Donald Trump is I've never met a dad or a mom or a grandpa or grandma who have told me they want their son or daughter or grandchild to grow up to be like him." pic.twitter.com/sEIGXIajYx
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Family Leader Bob Vander Plaats said, “I believe Iowa will rise up.”
“I believe Iowa will send a message on January 15 ’cuz I think they’re seeing through this as well. This is smoke and mirrors, he continued.
Adding, “This is not leadership our country needs.”
“The No. 1 hurdle for Donald Trump is I’ve never met a dad or a mom or a grandpa or grandma who have told me they want their son or daughter or grandchild to grow up to be like him,” said Plaats.
“That’s a big deal,” admitted
“Iowa is tailor-made to upend Trump,” boasted Plaats.
“If he loses Iowa, there’s a competitive nomination process. If he wins Iowa, I think it’s over,” predicted Plaats.
An influential Christian evangelical figure in a key state delivered a stern warning to Donald Trump ahead of next year’s battle for the Republican presidential nomination.