Former President Donald Trump has secured another significant endorsement in his quest to reclaim the presidency from President Biden in the upcoming election.
South Dakota’s Republican Governor, Kristi Noem, who is gaining national prominence, has announced her unequivocal support for Trump. During an event in Rapid City, South Dakota, Noem said, “My entire endorsement is with Donald Trump for the U.S. presidency. I’m committed to aiding his campaign and ensuring our nation’s future.”
The collaboration between these two political figures is leading to rumors of Noem possibly being Trump’s vice-presidential choice. This is especially since her support seemingly puts an end to any speculation about her own 2024 presidential aspirations.
In a recent interview on “Fox & Friends,” when queried about the possibility of becoming Trump’s vice president, Noem mentioned that they hadn’t discussed the matter. Furthermore, she added, when posed with a similar question in another interview, that while she wasn’t actively seeking the position, she’d need to ponder it if the proposal came her way. She said, “Given our country’s current circumstances and the erosion of constitutional rights, anyone would have to give it serious thought.”
Upon appearing on stage, Trump spoke highly of Noem, designating her as “an outstanding governor.” He added, “It’s an honor to have your support, Kristi.”
In the past, Noem had considered her own presidential run in 2024. However, recently she’s been vocal about Trump’s strong chances within the Republican party. She expressed to Fox News Digital, “President Trump has a known track record, and his potential within the party is unmatched. There might be other competent candidates, but their achievements don’t quite compare.”
Noem is among several Republican state leaders backing Trump well ahead of the primary voting season. Other notable endorsements come from governors like Henry McMaster of South Carolina, Jim Justice of West Virginia, and Mike Dunleavy of Alaska.
Additionally, Noem’s endorsement comes following Trump’s most recent legal troubles. He recently faced legal proceedings in Atlanta over accusations linked to his attempts to challenge the 2020 election outcomes in Georgia.