Gov. Kristi Noem (R) of South Dakota reportedly reiterated her determination to not run for president in 2024 on Wednesday, claiming that no Republican can defeat former President Trump for the nomination.
Noem joked that it appears like “almost all of them” are running for president as he glanced toward the crowded GOP presidential race.
“The fact is, none of them can win as long as Trump’s in the race. And that’s just the facts. So why run if you can’t win,” Noem said.
“I’ve probably run 10 statewide races. I’ve won them all. I’ve never lost. If I get into a race, I’m gonna win. So that’s just how we do it. And President Trump did some great things for our state and for our country. As governor — and everybody should be grateful for this — he let me do my job. When he was president, he let me do my job, and I appreciate that. Biden doesn’t do that.” The South Dakota Governor continued.
Noem kept praising Trump, who has a huge lead over his rivals in the 2024 primary, and made a suggestion that she would support him when he visits South Dakota early next month.
When asked if she would provide an endorsement, Noem began by discussing the anticipation in South Dakota for his rally and how the event’s tickets were sold out within the first day.