Trump visits South Dakota picking up an endorsement from Gov. Kristi Noem

Trump visits South Dakota picking up an endorsement from Gov. Kristi Noem

He has my fully complete endorsement for President of the United States of America in
and save this country.
Ladies and gentlemen,
the 45th and the 47th President of the United States,
Donald
J.
Trump.
That’s Republican South Dakota Governor,
Christy Nome,
endorsing Donald Trump at his rally
earlier tonight.
Nome has actually been one of the names tossed around as a possible running mate for Donald
Trump,
but some Trump allies see a more pressing issue for the campaign.
They are worried that Trump’s lead in Iowa is not built to last,
citing Trump’s small
operation in the state compared to his rivals who sources say have built better machinery
to find and secure votes.
Joining me tonight,
political commentator,
Risi Colbert,
she is the founder of Black women
media views,
views media,
and the host of the Risi Colbert show on series XM,
and political
strategies for Michael Singleton.
He’s worked on three Republican presidential campaigns,
host series XM’s urban view,
and is wearing a vest,
folks,
tonight this Friday.
Risi,
I want to start with Christy Nome,
and this running mate conversation,
do you think
it’s too early?
Well,
I think so,
I think that which Trump is really looking for is not anything about credentials.
It’s about cosmetic.
But more importantly,
he’s going to be loyal.
He can potentially be imprisoned if he were to win the electoral college,
probably not
the popular vote in 2024,
and so he needs a loyal foot soldier,
not a person who necessarily
needs to govern.
You know,
St.
Michael,
we both know about how the on-the-ground machinery of the campaign works,
right?
NBC News reporters have been out on the campaign trail all over the country,
and particularly
in Iowa,
our reports say that,
you know,
there are other campaigns that are well-sourced,
well-sourced,
well-staffed,
like the Vague-Rama-Swami.
So are the Trump allies right to be worried?
I think they have to be a little worried,
in 2016 Donald Trump did not win Iowa Ted Cruz won
by about 27.6
percent,
I believe,
netting him one,
so it’s not a considerable amount of
Cruz and I’ve become president.
And so I think they are worried that a former president may not win the first state.
So it’s sort of crucial for them to hire some own,
the right people in the ground.
Donald Trump hasn’t spent a considerable amount of time in Iowa,
a caucus process,
as far
more direct,
far more hands-on versus a primary,
which is what we’ll see in New Hampshire.
And so I do think they have some ground to make up,
but they still have a considerable amount
of time to do so.
We see I want to bold and underline something.
Trump,
I’ll just said,
Trump lost Iowa in 2016,
but he went on to win the nomination.
He has not spent much time there.
It seems as though he is not giving the people of Iowa their due.
He’s literally demonstrating that there are other things that are more important to him.
Do you think the Donald Trump could do the same in 2024?
I believe that Donald Trump will win Iowa if he’s still around to be in the caucus this.
You can get as many committed caucus cards as you want if you’re Ron DeSantis,
our
Vivek,
Ron Misswami,
but Donald Trump has an actual quote like following.
And nothing is going to be able to yourself that.
And I think what Donald Trump needs more so is he needs these big crowds.
He needs to get up his national base as opposed to being working the diner scene and the library
Scene in Iowa.
You know,
I used to work for Bernie Sanders and,
you know,
we used to say,
crowds don’t vote and we found out the hard way.
His first presidential campaign.
It’s your Michael Donald Trump is now responding to this lawsuit from Colorado voters who
want to use the 14th Amendment to kick him off the ballot there.
Now,
Donald Trump wants this case that’s going to sound familiar,
move to federal court.
Put the case part aside.
I want to know what you think of these 14th Amendment conversations.
And do you think that they’re making Donald Trump nervous?
Well,
and I’m not necessarily certain if these things are going to have validity that some
of these attorneys believe that it will.
There’s a lot of disagreement on this.
I’m in a Midwestern state right now and I’ve had a lot of opportunity over the past two days,
not to speak with a lot of Republican voters,
including some who don’t necessarily support Donald
Trump.
And one consistent theme,
Simone,
that I’m hearing from many of the voters that I’ve spoken with here,
is that they want voters to have the opportunity themselves to decide with their vote who they want,
whether that’s Joe Biden,
Donald Trump,
or someone else.
And so I think these attorneys need to be careful and put their posts on the political aspect of this,
because it does matter.
Now,
granted,
what the court will decide doesn’t necessarily impact politics and vice versa.
But for voters,
it matters.
For Republican voters,
it matters a lot.
And I think many of them are going to see this in a negative bite,
including those who don’t
necessarily like Trump.
I mean,
I think it’s a very important point.
The ballot is what matters here.
Okay,
Jim Messina,
folks,
he was the manager of Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign.
And I am so glad that Jim Messina is out here speaking a little truth.
He is telling his fellow Democrats to chill out about the national polls.
They show Biden and Trump tied with 14 months to go citing a strong economic fundamentals and the
Boston issue.
So Michael,
I want to know,
do you agree with him?
And furthermore,
national polls don’t matter in a presidential election season as much as state polls,
but I feel like folks are putting a lot of stock in national polls right now.
I’m really good.
The national polls are exciting to talk about.
You and I both know this,
but you and I have also worked on several presidential campaigns and some
on their allies,
you’re right.
I mean,
I think we do need to look at the state by state polling from the battleground states.
And if the topic is abortion,
then that’s a big problem for Republicans.
And we have a significant amount of data over the course of several years or two,
two and a half
three years to sort of prove that,
right?
But I think if the debate is about the economy,
I don’t necessarily agree with Jim on this.
I think while data indicates that inflation is receding,
a jobless numbers are for the most part,
okay,
people still know Simone that having a job doesn’t mean that the ways have increased
with inflation.
And those nuances do matter to every day of voters.
Sure,
the numbers look great when I’m going to the store and I’m putting gas in my car.
Do I see that?
Do I fill it?
And as we always say politics,
perception is reality.
Perception is reality,
which is why I think it’s going to be critical for Democrats to get out there
and make their case if they want to change some key minds on the economy.
Because I do think they do have something to talk about.
Recee,
Jim is saying to said one other thing that he is actually worried about.
And he is worried about the prospect of a third party candidate taking votes away from Biden and
crucial states.
What do you think should that be the number one worry for Democrats right now?
I don’t think it should be the number one worry for Jim on that.
The reality is that,
well,
because I mean,
it’s true that the electoral college wins have been very
narrow.
Sometimes,
tens of thousands of votes.
And so obviously,
if you do the math,
the third party candidate could be seen as spoilers.
But the reality is that this is going to be an energized the base election.
And so if they cannot energized their base,
they’re going to have much bigger problems.
Then a couple of thousand votes here and there in these different states.
And so to your points,
Simone,
if they actually get the message out about the real policy wins that
this administration has had that the Democrats have had across the country,
as well as the dangers that Republican space,
then we’re going to be dealing with a situation
where our doctor corn,
our whist,
or whoever,
is not going to be able to move the needle away from
the Biden Harris being reelected again.
All right,
we’ll leave it there.
Recyc Cooper,
thank you for being here.
Show Michael Singleton,
thank you and your best.

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