As we wrote on Thursday, former President Donald Trump was scheduled to attend a South Dakota GOP fundraiser event on Friday night, with many speculating that he would receive the endorsement of the state’s governor, Kristi Noem. My colleague Neil McCabe reported:
President Donald J. Trump travels to South Dakota Friday as the guest of the Mount Rushmore State’s Republican Party’s fundraiser rally—and it is very likely he leaves the state with the endorsement from Republican Gov. Kristi Noem.
Sources close to the governor told RedState they believe an endorsement would come as the governor puts herself in the running for a senior position in the next Trump administration and potentially vice president.
And indeed, her endorsement happened during the rally event:
🚨BREAKING: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem endorses Trump for President.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 9, 2023
Gov. Noem also shared a passionate tweet announcing her endorsement of Trump:
The ONLY person in this race who will put America back on its foundation is @realDonaldTrump.
He has my full and complete endorsement. I will do everything in my power to help him win to save this great country. pic.twitter.com/9zn5yxjSRG
— Kristi Noem (@KristiNoem) September 9, 2023
As this is a breaking story, RedState will provide further updates as they become available.