(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – Taking a stand and making her move, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, an extremely popular figure with Patriots in the modern Republican Party, endorsed Donald Trump last night during a rally in her state, calling Trump “the fighter that our country needs.”
The event and Noem’s endorsement added credence to the belief that Noem, 51, could be a top choice for Trump’s 2024 vice-presidential running mate.
As she was introducing Trump during the event in Rapid City, Noem stated, “You made America great again once; let’s do it again.”
She further added, “He has my full and complete endorsement for president of the United States of America. I will do everything I can to help him win and save this country.”
Currently leading the 2024 GOP primary race, Trump expressed his gratitude for the endorsement and commended Governor Noem in his speech. He called her “one of the most successful governors in the entire nation” and recognized her as a “warrior for American values.”
Trump added, “Kristi, I am truly honored to receive your endorsement. Very much so.” “It’s a great honor.” As for the value of Noem’s endorsement, Trump said, “Her’s means a lot.”
Noem disclosed that other primary competitors of Trump were given the chance to join the “Monumental Leaders Rally,” but they chose not to attend.
“Tim Scott was asked, and he declined. Vivek [Ramaswamy] was invited, and he turned us down. Other candidates were asked, and all of them told us that they had better things to do,” Noem told the crowd. She continued, “But when President Trump was invited to come be with you tonight, he said, ‘I will be there.'”
Recent national polls by RealClearPolitics suggest that Trump has a substantial lead in the GOP primary race, with a margin of nearly 40 points.
Close sources to Noem shared with the Associated Press that they anticipated her presence with Trump at the event would give an impression of a future presidential duo. Notably, some attendees displayed “Trump/Noem 2024” banners during the speeches the two pols gave.
In a recent interview with Newsmax, when asked if she would contemplate joining Trump as a running mate, Noem answered, “Oh, absolutely. I would in a heartbeat,” emphasizing her respect for the role and person offering it and evaluating the impact she could bring. She argued, “Trump needs a strong partner if he’s going to take back the White House,” highlighting the importance of her experience in multiple aspects, including business and family, in policy-making decisions.