South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is the most – politically and physically – attractive potential 2024 candidate in many GOP voters’ eyes.
But a new Kristi Noem video may change everything.
Because a firestorm erupted around the 2024 hopeful after Noem was caught on camera in meltdown mode.
Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has long been rumored as eyeing a potential run at the White House.
Noem hasn’t committed, but speculation has heated up in recent months.
And a post-Christmas video of Noem is adding to the fire.
Kristi Noem got a cool Christmas gift
Noem fans gushed after she created a bonfire, showing off the crazy present she got for Christmas.
Noem’s staff gave her a literal flamethrower.
Noem seemed eager to give it a shot as the six-second clip below shows Noem with her new flamethrower on full display.
WATCH: Governor of South Dakota @KristiNoem uses the flamethrower she got for Christmas pic.twitter.com/PaNON7zod3
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 26, 2022
The governor seems to know how to handle the tool that you’re more likely to find in a video game than you are at the State Capitol.
It’s not apparent from the video what model flamethrower Noem’s staff gave her – but Elon Musk’s Boring Company is selling a flamethrower for $500.
Noem’s inner circle almost certainly intended the gift would create buzz and give her a bada-s-burning-down-the-competition image boost ahead of a potential 2024 presidential campaign.
Outlines of the 2024 field thus far
Former President Donald J. Trump has already announced his intention to make a third run for the White House.
Since his mid-November announcement, speculation has swirled as to which Republicans will mount a challenge to Trump in the 2024 GOP Primary contests.
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is the potential candidate political pundits believe has the best chance of upsetting Trump in a campaign.
Some want Texas Sen. Ted Cruz – who finished second to Trump in the primaries back in 2016 – or Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin to throw their hats in the ring.
And several RINOs tapped by Trump for his administration have already floated trial balloons about challenging their old boss, including former Vice President Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.
Then there are longtime anti-Trumpers like former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and of course former Congresswoman Liz Cheney.
Meanwhile, the South Dakota Governor is doing her best to keep on the national radar.
Noem’s rising star credentials got a boost in the early days of the pandemic as she came against COVID restrictions and vaccine mandates in her state.
Noem has banned TikTok on state employees’ mobile devices and has barred Chinese companies from buying up any more land in the state – a trend by the CCP in rural parts all over America.
And Noem has been rightly critical of Biden’s policies on energy – a sector of the economy that is the lifeblood in South Dakota.
But her prospects have also dimmed somewhat after she caved to corporate and NCAA pressure and vetoed a bill that would have banned biological males from playing in women’s sports – a veto she since acknowledges was a mistake and has apologized for.
Similarly, opponents of school children being indoctrinated with Marxist-centered Critical Race Theory (CRT) criticized Noem for delaying a South Dakota Department of Education review of the state’s social studies curriculum by a year.
Nevertheless, if Noem decides to launch a 2024 bid, her opponents may want to think twice before running a negative ad about the Governor from South Dakota now that she wields a flamethrower.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.