South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday likened President Trump’s challenges Handling racial unrest from the US to clashes over slavery before the Civil War urging voters to re-elect Trump.
“The option for Americans is between a guy who values these ideals and all that may be constructed because of these and a man who is not directed by these beliefs and coincidentally, has assembled nothing,” she explained on the night of a mostly virtual Republican National Convention, bashing Democrat Joe Biden.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem utilized her prime-time speaking slot at the Republican National Convention to blast Democrat-run cities to its riots and civil unrest that have taken place throughout the nation this summer.
Noem kicked off the third night of convention speeches Wednesday night and delivered about five minutes of remarks that stuck with a wider theme of the GOP conference”Honoring the Great American Story.” Much like the pro-President Trump speakers that came before her, she used recent rioting, looting and Agree to paint a gloomy film should the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Senator and Vice President Joe Biden, win the presidency.
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Noem, 48, invoked an 1838 address by Abraham Lincoln, saying Trump faces similar challenges during national unrest following the Minnesota police killing in May of George Floyd.
“At times, our country has struggled to live up to our founding principles. Another great American, Abraham Lincoln, knew that struggle better than anybody,” Noem explained.
“When he was only 28 years old, Honest Abe watched wild and angry passions,’worse than savage mobs,’ he said, taking the place of reasoned conclusion. He had been alarmed by the increasing disregard for the rule of law around the nation.”
Noem said that Lincoln, observing the battle over slavery, was concerned about people who had”their property destroyed, their families assaulted, as well as their lives jeopardized or even taken away. These good folks were getting tired of, and disgusted with, a government that offered them no protection” She included.
“It took 244 decades to build this great state — flaws and all — but we stand to lose it at a very small fraction of the time when we continue down the path taken by the Democrats and their radical supporters,” said Noem.
“By Seattle and Portland to Washington and New York, Democrat-run cities across this country are being overrun by violent mobs. The violence is rampant. There’s looting, chaos, murder and destruction. People that can afford to flee have fled. However, the people that can not — great, hard-working Americans — are left to fend for themselves.”
Noem said”that the Republican Party’s commitment to human rights and self-government is as crucial today as it was in 1860 when we won our first presidential elections “
It was that part of her speech that immediately drew attention from critics. MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow even broke into her community’s convention coverage in an effort to push back on Noem’s claim that people are moving from places where Democrats are responsible.
To help her case, Maddow, who heaved heavy criticism toward Noem in April after her refusal to issue a COVID-19-related stay-at-home order in April, attracted onto her series Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, who advised the controversial talk show host the city she has run since November, 2017, has not seen an exodus of residents because the shooting of Minneapolis guy George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement.
The South Dakota Republican previously likened Trump to a different ex-president, Teddy Roosevelt, during a speech as she hosted him for a July 3 fireworks display at Mount Rushmore.
Noem allegedly presented Trump with a four-foot replica of Mount Rushmore with Trump’s face added into the mountainside, fueling suspicion that she was angling to knock Vice President Mike Pence off the 2020 Republican ticket. She allegedly visited DC lately to assure Pence that she wasn’t angling for his job.