South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem told Newsmax on Thursday that she would “absolutely” consider becoming former President Donald Trump’s running mate in the 2024 presidential election.
When asked what she would say if asked to become Trump’s running mate, Noem told “National Report” that “it’s early to be having these conversations. Obviously, President Trump is doing very well in the Republican primary. I don’t see how anybody else can beat him and I’ve supported him in this race because he’s the best one to lead our country.”
She went on to say, “We don’t have to guess what kind of decisions he would make. We’ve seen his strong leadership in national security issues and also taking care of families here at home. … Certainly, he’d be 1,000 times better than [President] Joe Biden and how he is devastating our country right now.”
The governor added, “I think anybody that is asked to step up during these challenging times should consider it. Everybody needs to look at what they can do to play a role in leading a life of significance. That’s really going to make a huge difference for our kids and our grandkids. So, great Americans who cherish their freedom and want to continue to live in liberty, they need to consider anything they’re asked to do.”
Noem said that she would “absolutely” consider such an offer.
“Yeah,” she said. “I mean, I would in a heartbeat. Just because, you know, 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.”
Noem continued, “President Trump needs a strong partner if he’s going to take back the White House, he’s going to need somebody who knows what it’s like to run a business, to be an employee, earn a paycheck, but also having a wife, mom, and a grandma isn’t bad, either. And I think that that kind perspective would weigh in very well on a lot of policy decisions.”
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Theodore Bunker, a Newsmax writer, has more than a decade covering news, media, and politics.
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