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.
The governor, who has been talked about as a potential dark horse pick for vice president, promised to “do everything I can to help him win and save this country.”
Trump thanked her before going forward with his speech.
“Kristi, I’m truly honored to receive your endorsement very much. I appreciate it. Thank you very much. It’s a great honor. Get endorsements, some good, some bad. I get endorsements. Some don’t mean anything. Hers means a lot. Let me tell you,” Trump said.
“Yeah,” she replied. “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.”
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Luca Cacciatore, a Newsmax general assignment writer, is based in Arlington, Virginia, reporting on news and politics.
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