Kristi Noem Reveals Requirements To Make Trump’s VP

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is sharing what she believes former President Donald Trump requires in a running mate.

During an interview with Fox News host Lawrence Jones, the Republican governor offered her take on the factors an individual needs to have to earn a place by Trump’s side if he secures the Republican Party’s ticket for the 2024 presidential election.

“He needs somebody that actually is not part of the swamp, I think. He needs a business owner. He needs somebody who’s been a commander-in-chief, somebody who makes decisions when things get tough,” Noem shared.

“Those are his qualifications, and he needs to know he can have somebody around him that trusts him and he trusts and will fight,” she said further, adding, “He’s got a lot of jobs to do when you’re President of the United States. He needs to have people on his team that fight for him every single day.”

Noem is one of the people Trump named on Tuesday as those on his shortlist for the role. The GOP front runner revealed this at a Fox News town hall with host Laura Ingraham.

Asked by Ingraham if Noem is on the list alongside Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), and former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (I-HI), Trump answered, “They are.”

“Honestly, all of those people are good. They’re all good, they’re all solid,” he added.

In his shortlist are his former GOP presidential rivals DeSantis, Ramaswamy and Scott, who endorsed him after dropping their respective bids. Scott has joined the former president’s campaign in the past two weeks as he canvasses for support ahead of the state’s GOP primary on Saturday.

He was also present at Tuesday’s town hall, with Trump pointing him out in the front row, saying, “A lot of people are talking about that gentleman right over there.”

“He’s been such a great advocate. I have to say this in a very positive way, Tim Scott, he has been much better for me than he was for himself. I watched his campaign, and he doesn’t like talking about himself. But, boy, does he talk about Trump. I called him and I said, ‘Tim, you’re better for me than you were for yourself,’” he added.