Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey (R-Spirit Lake) says he supports Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds 100 percent as she prepares to take over the duties of governor. Northey says he's willing to help in whatever way makes sense, including perhaps Lt. Gov.
Mary Kramer, former U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, says Donald Trump's tough talk about China won't be a surprise to the Chinese when Gov. Terry Branstad takes over as U.S. ambassador. She says they'll understand Branstad is representing Trump's agenda.
Chuck Larson, former U.S. Ambassador to Latvia, says ambassadors have to understand they are guests in foreign countries. He says the way you accomplish things is through leadership, and Gov. Branstad has that diplomatic skill.
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