DeSantis visits Dairy Queen in Iowa after Trump’s ‘Blizzard’ botch


BOONE, Iowa — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stopped by a Dairy Queen north of Des Moines Friday afternoon, showing his familiarity with the fast-food chain’s menu just a week after former President Donald Trump stumbled during a similar parade in the state.

“My kids like the Blizzards,” DeSantis said, as he ordered one for himself. «They like cones too, but that makes a lot of mess in the car, so we try to stay away from that.»

Trump had visited the fast food chain and seemed unfamiliar with the famous ice cream, asking «What the hell is a blizzard?» while he was interacting with Dairy Queen employees in Council Bluffs.

DeSantis, flanked by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, also used the campaign stop to praise Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds shortly before she signed into law a six-week abortion ban.

“She has done so much, on so many different issues, to make this one of the best governed states in the country,” DeSantis told reporters. «So I’m happy to support her efforts here and I really consider her a great role model for many Republicans across the country.»

The cheers for Reynolds came as reporters questioned DeSantis about the primary race as Trump continues to lead the Republican field, according to a NBC News national poll done last month.

Earlier this week, Trump lashed out at Reynolds after she told the Des Moines Register she would not weigh in on a preferred candidate for 2024, suggesting that her claim of neutrality was tacit support for DeSantis, his main rival.

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