Donald Trump’s three oldest children played a critical role when it came to getting their dad in the Oval Office back in 2016.
Now, one may be sounding the alarm over what’s happening in one critical state.
The Iowa caucuses are the first major contest Republican presidential candidates face in 2024.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is doing everything he can to cement his place as a serious contender.
He’s covering the state working toward the goal of visiting each of the 99 counties ahead of the caucus.
DeSantis’ grassroots campaign boasts that more than 12,000 Iowans have already promised to caucus for him.
Refusing to give in to the idea that Trump has the nomination all wrapped up, the Florida Governor is taking an old-fashioned approach by shaking hands and kissing babies as he works his way through the state.
Now, even with former President Donald Trump consistently topping the Iowa polls, some are reportedly getting nervous about his team’s lack of organization in Iowa.
One Republican informed NBC News that the Trump campaign is hustling in an effort to find people for jobs in Iowa that “should have been filled six to eight months ago.”
The network cited sources from Trump’s campaign, Iowa Republicans, and other political strategists that told NBC News the Trump campaign is in trouble without the campaign infrastructure needed to ensure his victory in Iowa.
Reportedly, even Donald Trump Jr. is trying to fire up the troops and turn the situation around so a lack of preparation in Iowa doesn’t end up haunting his dad’s reelection campaign.
According to reports, he’s complained about the lack of experienced operatives working on the Iowa effort, saying “an adult in the room” is needed.
Sources also claim Trump Jr. warned that Ron DeSantis has Trump’s campaign “running from behind.”
According to NBC’s report, Trump Jr. lamented “that they were running from behind in getting things going, and that there was concern about that at the highest levels.”
The former First Son noted that the campaign is “giving DeSantis too many opportunities.”
If the above is true, it’s information the Trump family wants to keep quiet since Trump Jr. denied the report on social media.
It is clear that Iowa is a critical component of the DeSantis campaign’s effort to establish the Florida Governor as a serious contender in 2024.
While DeSantis is crisscrossing the state constantly, Trump’s visits have sharply declined compared to 2016.
Trump has visited the state a mere half-a-dozen times this year, and declined to take part in some of the biggest events so far.
“They’re not laying the groundwork well enough to feel secure going into the end of December,” a former Trump advisor pointed out. “I know there’s an operation. I’m hearing that there’s something going on. But it’s hard to see it.”
Meanwhile, DeSantis has lined up organizing chairs for the caucus in every single county.
Brett Barker, a Story County Republican, explained that DeSantis’ campaign got to work early canvassing voters.
It’s likely the Democrats’ efforts to wage lawfare on Donald Trump has proven a major distraction for his team.
Now it’s looking like Iowa could turn into the opportunity Ron DeSantis has been looking for to jump out to a quick lead as soon as the GOP’s 2024 voting actually starts.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.