South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) on Friday took to the stage during a rally to endorse President Trump’s 2024 reelection bid.
“Tonight, Mr. President, my message is clear, it is an honor to have you with us here in South Dakota,” Noem said during the Monumental Leaders rally in Rapid City, S.D., adding, “You’ve made America Great Again once, let’s do it again.”
“He is the leader, the father that our country needs. He has my full and complete endorsement for president of the United States of America,” she continued. “I will do everything I can to help him win and save this country.”
Noem then introduced Trump, who is headlining the rally. While having a brief exchange, a graphic quickly appeared on the screen reading “Trump Noem 2024.”
“Kristi is a warrior for American values,” the former president said, thanking Noem for her endorsement and complimenting her on her policies in the state.
“I get endorsements, some good, some bad,” Trump continued. “Some don’t mean anything. Hers means a lot.”
The endorsement was expected, as multiple reports surfaced on Friday that teased her plans. Noem has also been floated as a potential running mate for Trump, still the clear GOP frontrunner in the face.
Asked on Thursday if she would consider a VP run, the South Dakota governor said she “absolutely” would.
“I would in a heartbeat,” she told Newsmax. “Just because you respect the position and the person who asks you to do something, and then see if you really believe that you could make a difference.”
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