South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a rising star in the Republican Party, endorsed former President Donald Trump for a potential 2024 run while headlining a rally in her state on Friday.
Noem touted her teamwork with Trump during the Covid pandemic in 2020, saying: “He let me do my job.”
She also praised his policies on immigration, energy, and trade, and criticized President Joe Biden’s administration for its handling of Afghanistan, inflation, and the border crisis.
Trump, who has not officially announced his plans for 2024, thanked Noem for her support and said he would make a decision “at the right time.”