Trump VP candidate in ruins after disturbing controversy surfaces

kristi noem

The 2024 presidential election is inching closer and closer. That means the leading GOP candidate will pick his running mate soon.

But this Trump VP candidate is in ruins after a disturbing controversy surfaces.

Former President Donald Trump’s short-list for potential vice presidential candidates is actually a rather long list of GOP Congressmembers and governors.

But now it looks like the list is about to get a little shorter after what was revealed about one of Trump’s possible running mates.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons after it was revealed in a new book of her’s that she shot one of her puppies.

Some sources close to Donald Trump have told the New York Post that Noem, who was on the former president’s VP short-list, now has “no shot” of being his vice president.

Another person close to Trump revealed that the Trump team was “bewildered” when they heard about Noem’s anecdote about shooting her puppy in her book, “No Going Back: The Truth on What’s Wrong with Politics and How We Move America Forward.”

“She was already unlikely to be picked as VP, but had a shot,” that individual said.

“After this, it’s just impossible.”

According to the Guardian, in Noem’s book, she detailed how her 14-month-old puppy named Cricket had an “aggressive personality” which was “untrainable.”

The governor made the final decision after Cricket k*lled several of her family’s chickens and then bit her when she tried restraining the dog. That incident, along with Cricket’s “aggressive personality,” let to her ultimately k*lling the dog.

“It was not a pleasant job, but it had to be done,” Noem wrote.

One source who gave intel to the New York Post said that “Trump isn’t a dog person necessarily, but I think he understands that you can’t choose a puppy k*ller as your pick, for blatantly obvious reasons.”

Another source told the news outlet that the former president “likes Kristi a lot,” but was “disappointed when hearing the ‘dog’ story.”

“It certainly has not enhanced her chances, but no decision has been made concerning any of the VP candidates.”

Noem has ended up defending her decision involving Cricket, saying in a post on X that “I can understand why some people are upset about a 20-year-old story of Cricket, one of the working dogs at our ranch, in my upcoming book – No Going Back.”

“The book is filled with many honest stories of my life, good and bad days, challenges, painful decisions, and lessons learned.”

“The fact is, South Dakota law states that dogs who attack and k*ll livestock can be put down. Given that Cricket had shown aggressive behavior toward people by biting them, I decided what I did.”

Gov. Noem also said in her book about the incident that “if I were a better politician I wouldn’t tell the story here.”

That’s probably a true statement in this case as she’s likely lost out on any chance she had at being Donald Trump’s vice president.

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