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Who will Trump choose as vice president? Not Kristi Noem

Former President Donald Trump’s The campaign appears to have finalized its list of potential vice presidential running mates. Yet one notable name is not on the list: the governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem.

Multiple news outlets reported Wednesday evening that the Trump campaign was requesting financial and biographical information about eight potential running mates to start a formal vetting process. The names mentioned are no surprise to someone who has paid close attention to the fact that his surrogate quickly appeared on Fox News and said very pro-Trump things during his data falsification trial, for which he was convicted on 34 counts.

In no particular order, the names listed include senators J.D. Vance, Marco Rubio, Tim Scott And Tom Cottonas well as representatives Byron Donalds And Elise Stefanik. Governor Doug Burgum and former Trump cabinet member Ben Carson are also on the list.

Noem has long been considered a favorite for inclusion on this list of final candidates, but over the past month the South Dakota governor has faced several negative news cycles focusing on

about her bragging about killing a farm dog because it “wasn’t worthless.” She also claimed to have met the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, which later turned out not to be true.

When the dog killing controversy came to light, it reportedly hurt Noem’s chances of becoming Trump’s vice presidential running mate for the upcoming November elections. Trump spoke about it during a radio interview shortly after it came out.

“I think (Noem) is great. Some rough stories, there’s no doubt about it,” Trump said during a podcast interview with Clay Travis And Buck Sexton. “And when it’s explained – the dog story, people hear that, and people from different parts of the country probably feel a little differently, but that’s a tough story.”

“She had a bad week. We all have bad weeks,” the Republican candidate added.

It appears the “bad weeks” were part of the reason why Noem is not being considered for the role of Trump’s vice president. Also missing from the list is Trump’s most prominent main rival, former UN ambassador (under Trump). Nikki Haley, which isn’t really a surprise considering how bitter their primary campaign became.

It’s notable that Trump appears to be considering only one woman as his running mate, while appealing to the elusive “Suburban Mom” ​​voting bloc appears to be a crucial part of winning the November election.

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