Trump Rallies With Kristi Noem, Leading to Vice President Talks

( – Former president Donald Trump isn’t shy about anything, but there seems to be one thing he’s keeping close to his chest: Who his running mate is going to be.

A few names have been floating around: Vivek Ramaswamy, who is currently running against Trump for the Republican presidential nomination; Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has long been one of the former chief executive’s staunchest supporters; and former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake. In fact, some have even suggested that the first Republican primary debate could somehow be seen as an audition of sorts for the vice president position for Team Trump. True to form, Trump ostensibly loves the idea and has fed into it, presumably blessing Ramaswamy – the most Trump-esque of the bunch – saying, “I tell you I think he’d be very good.”

But as far as official announcements go, the former president is either still undecided, or is keeping his cards close to his chest.

Only recently he attended a rally in South Dakota, where he was joined by the state’s own chief executive, Governor Kristi Noem. Noem is another ardent Trump supporter, even voluntarily removing herself for consideration as the Republican presidential nominee in deference to the former president. Noem has also endorsed Trump for president, telling Fox News that “He’s (Trump) absolutely the best for us.”

That Noem has offered a strong official endorsement of Trump, has deferred to him, and continues to be a strong supporter point to the possibility of her at least becoming one of the candidates for the vice president position on the former president’s team. And it’s a position she has said she would accept “in a heartbeat,telling news outlet Newsmax that she would do so because she respected the position and the person asking.

But it is noteworthy to mention that while Noem is unequivocal in her loyalty – a quality Trump puts a high value on – adding her to the ticket won’t do much, as South Dakota is a traditionally red state and firmly in the GOP’s pocket, and accounts for only three electoral college votes to boot.

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