South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem endorsed President Donald J. Trump on Friday night at an event in Rapid City. Noem said the people of South Dakota are free and the state is the strongest state in the U.S. because “President Trump let me do my job.”
“We seized that moment and we told our story,” she said. “As you travel this great country, point to South Dakota as the example of what is possible.”
Noem said Republicans in South Dakota did what Republicans have always said they believed.
“We did it and it worked,” Noem said. “We don’t have to talk hypotheticals anymore. We kept our businesses open. We kept government out of people’s lives. We cut taxes. Our government lives within its means. We have a surplus, not a debt. We fund our pensions. We take care of our veterans. We conserve our natural beauty without government mandates. We pay for true and honest education because we know how important it is to hand America off to our kids.
“We stand up for commonsense, like fairness in girls’ sports. We do our part to secure the border. We honor America’s heroes. We stand for the flag. And we pray to the Almighty. And we sing the National Anthem proudly. This is real America. South Dakota is the example that you should share with the rest of the country. You made America great again once, let’s do it again.”
Noem finished by saying Trump has her “full and complete” endorsement for President.