South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has officially endorsed Trump for president in 2024, despite speculation that she was distancing herself from former President Donald Trump. Noem has remained in contact with Trump and his team, and some Republicans see her as a potential running mate for Trump in 2024.
This endorsement is a big win for the Trump campaign, as Noem is one of the most successful governors in the nation. Trump said her endorsement “means a lot.” Spreading speculation about Nome’s possible role in Trump’s administration, Noem has remained in contact with Trump and his team, and some Republicans see her as a potential running mate for Trump in 2024. Many Democrats are likely concerned about Trump’s rising popularity and mounting high-profile endorsements.
Noem is also closely connected with Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager and confidant, who has advised her since 2020. Lewandowski’s relationship with Trump may play a factor in Noem’s role in his administration. Noem said that none of them can win as long as Trump is in the race. When asked whether she would accept the role of Trump’s vice president, Noem responded that she would consider it. Republican strategist Matt Langston believes that Noem is angling to keep all her options open and pushing her state as an example during COVID and national hot-button issues.