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Des Moines Register: New Trump campaign co-chair blasted GOP frontrunner months before joining

(CNN)According to leaked emails reported by the Des Moines Register, the new national co-chair of Donald Trump's presidential campaign leveled harsh criticism at the GOP frontrunner just months ago while serving as the Iowa chairman for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's own 2016 bid.

Iowan Sam Clovis was named national co-chair of the Trump campaign this week, just days after jumping ship from Perry's struggling team. Email correspondence provided to the Des Moines Register by Perry supporters, however, suggest that Clovis was not always much of a Trump fan.

Clovis explained his change of heart to the Register in an interview Wednesday, saying in the report that he had questioned Trump about a number of his previous concerns and that he \"was satisfied with (Trump's) answers.\"

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