Kristi Noem blasted for begging Trump to pick her as potential VP as female running mate would be 'beneficial'

Kristi Noem blasted for begging Trump to pick her as potential VP as female running mate would be 'beneficial'
Kristi Noem said that she wants Donald Trump to win after she didn't feature in his list of vice presidential candidates (Getty Images)

SOUTH DAKOTA: South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem showed concern about going missing from the list of possible vice presidential candidates. Yet, she noted that the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, might benefit from choosing a female vice presidential candidate.

 “I’ve told President Trump over and over again, he needs to pick whoever helps him win. I have been loyal to him since the very beginning when he first started to run in 2016," Noem stated during her interview with CNN's Dana Bash on 'State of the Union' Sunday, June 9 morning. She added, "He’s told me his priority is picking a running mate that can govern on day one. I don’t care. I love my job in South Dakota. I care about the fact that I want him to win.”

Kristi Noem believes choosing female VP would be 'beneficial' for Trump

Noem mentioned that selecting a female running mate would be advantageous for Trump, particularly in gaining support from female voters in swing states. Among the seven potential running mates presently acknowledged, New York Representative Elise Stefanik is the sole woman, Politico reports.

“I think that that would be beneficial,” Noem said. “According to the polling that I’ve seen for him, in a lot of swing states, is that having a woman that is helping his campaign makes a difference,” she added. 

Earlier this year, Noem was seen as a potential vice-presidential candidate for the former president. However, her name was conspicuously missing from a recent list of candidates currently known to be undergoing the vetting process.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 27: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem addresses the Conservative Political A
Kristi Noem urged Donald Trump to pick her as his vice presidential candidate (Getty Images)

In addition to Stefanik, this list includes Ohio Senator JD Vance, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, Florida Representative Byron Donalds, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson.

A few months ago, Noem faced criticism from both Democrats and Republicans for a passage in her memoir where she described shooting her puppy, Cricket, in a gravel pit.

Kristi Noem 'learned a lot' after her puppy killing story was made public

During an interview with Bash, Noem stood by her decision, describing it as a "difficult decision." “That story’s a 20-year-old story of a mom who made a very difficult decision to protect her children from a vicious animal that was attacking livestock and killing livestock and attacking people. So it’s in the book because it was difficult for me,” Noem remarked.

In the interview, Noem did not directly address whether she regrets killing her dog or including the anecdote in her memoir; however, she stated that she has "learned a lot" from challenging situations.

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Kristi Noem admitted to killing her puppy to protect her children (Getty Images)

“I’ve learned that challenging times and hard decisions are hard,” Noem said. She added, “And that when you get into public office, you’d learn from every single one of them and you use that knowledge to go forward and make wise decisions that are best for America.”

Internet slams Kristi Noem for 'begging' to pick her as running mate

As soon as the news went viral on social media, users started sharing their opinions. One wrote, "We'll pray to God it's not her!"


Another user mocked saying, "I agree, just be sure the both of you run very far away and don’t come back!"


Talking about the incident when Kristi Noem killed her own dog, one commented, "Preferably one that murders puppies for no reason."


The fourth commentator suggests, "Begging is not going to work. Not killing one's dog and bragging about it and kissing the ring could have."


"I'm confident that such a female running mate would be treated very respectfully...," one concluded.


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