Shortly after Republican Governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem publicly endorsed President Trump on Friday night, the rumors started to swirl that Trump might pick Noem as his VP.
During a fundraiser in Rapid City, South Dakota, Governor Kristi Noem publicly declared “I will do everything I can to help him(Trump) win and save this country.”
In response to Noem’s endorsement, Trump stated Noem is “one of the most successful governors in the entire nation” and her endorsement “means a lot.”
After Noem endorsed Trump, users on X speculated she may be Trump’s pick for VP.
Take a look:
Man standing behind @realDonaldTrump in a cowboy hat is holding a Trump/Noem 2024 sign.
What do you think about a Trump-Noem ticket? Let me know in your comments below.
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) September 9, 2023
Kristi Noem wants to be VP:
"Some people can’t figure why Trump is so popular. Why are people so loyal to him? I’m convinced it’s because we have never seen anything or anyone like him ever." pic.twitter.com/nsFu8QqlFP
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) September 9, 2023
Here’s what The Hill reported:
Former President Trump is set to headline a rally in South Dakota on Friday alongside the state’s Gov. Kristi Noem (R), fueling speculation he could be courting her to be his running mate.
Noem has been a vocal ally of the former president for years and even took herself out of the running for the GOP nomination, citing Trump’s dominance in the party.
But Noem said last month she would consider being Trump’s running mate if he gets the nomination, making his upcoming visit to the reliably red state more interesting.
“The obvious question people had is what is Donald Trump doing coming to South Dakota?” said Jon Schaff, a political science professor at Northern State University in South Dakota.
“One would have to think that a plausible explanation as to why he would come to South Dakota for such a rally is because he thinks well of Kristi Noem and he’s probably considering her for a vice presidential slot,” he said.
Trump and Noem will appear at the Monumental Leaders Rally in Rapid City, S.D., on Friday evening. Multiple outlets reported Noem will endorse the former president at the rally.
Here’s Noem speaking to Sean Hannity about potentially being Trump’s VP:
Hannity: However, if you were asked to be vice president with somebody, may be Donald Trump, would you do it?
Noem: I will tell you that of course I would consider it. If President Trump is back in the White House, I would do all I can to help him be successful. pic.twitter.com/FaRLl0LsQH
— Acyn (@Acyn) August 18, 2023
Per Fox News:
It’s billed as a fundraiser for the South Dakota GOP, but a Friday rally with former President Donald Trump and the deep red state’s conservative two-term Gov. Kristi Noem could signal much more.
Trump, the commanding front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, is headlining the sold-out political gathering in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Noem, a longtime Trump supporter and ally, will appear with him on stage and is expected to endorse the former president. And just as important, the appearance of the two politicians joining forces is sparking speculation that the former president may be eyeing the governor as a potential running mate in 2024.
“We have not discussed it at all,” Noem said Thursday during an appearance on “Fox and Friends.”
Republican Gov. Kristi Noem endorsed Donald Trump right before introducing him as the "45th and 47th" president of the United States during a Friday rally in South Dakota. pic.twitter.com/QV8jIYKIQJ
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) September 9, 2023