US presidential elections: Trump’s contending running mates are firing on all cylinders

Having forgotten that her compatriots abhor all forms of animal abuse, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem scuttled her candidacy as running mate, while other “MAGA” Republicans practice the perilous art of genuflection to attract support. favors from Donald Trump ahead of the national convention in July. Decision within two months.

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Maurin Picard

Correspondent in the United States

By Maurin Picard

Published on 05/6/2024 at 8:30 p.m.
Reading time: 4 min

Correspondent in New York

EShe already believed it. Kristi Noem, Trumpist governor of South Dakota, seemed to hold the rope in the quest for a future “VP” (vice-president) by the Republican candidate in the presidential election on November 5. The chances of being approved by Donald Trump and his team are now almost zero. The muscular 52-year-old city councilor, with a face smoothed by cosmetic surgery, has in fact scuttled herself in great detail by revealing a few too many details in her second (!) memoir to be published this Tuesday, entitled No Going Back. She recounts the execution of her fourteen-month-old dog, named Cricket, who had become uncontrollable during a hunting trip. “This kind of thing happens every day on a farm,” Noem argued, as outrage mounted after the first leaks to the press. Donald Trump himself would have said he was “disgusted”.

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