South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) heralded the power of President Donald Trump’s nationwide grassroots support during a recent Fox News interview, noting the “millions of small donors that invest” in the president’s 2024 MAGA reelection campaign.
Gov. Noem explained that she believed Trump’s campaign was performing powerfully in the primary race because he’s a “fighter and every day Americans get up and they’re shocked by what they see happening in the United States of America.”
She noted that when Trump was in office, Americans recognize that “they were safer” and “they had more money in their pocket.”
As reported by RSBN, the Trump campaign earned a whopping $35 million in fundraising during the second fiscal quarter of this year, following the $18.8 million that was raised during the first quarter.
Noem weighed in on Trump’s monster fundraising, pointing out that his support didn’t come from big donors, but rather, from passionate American people.
She explained, “President Trump has millions of small donors that invest in him. They maybe aren’t rich people, they aren’t big donors, but they go out there and use their hard-earned money to get a leader elected. I don’t think any of the other candidates have that kind of commitment from the people that invest in them. They have big donors that write them big checks and that is powerful but those small donors that President Trump has really sends another message as well.”
Trump’s chief political opponent in the GOP primary is currently Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who has famously built a sizeable war chest of millions of dollars in his 2024 presidential bid. However, large portions of DeSantis’s campaign donations stem from big donors.
Fox News, for example, reported that around $82 million in June was transferred to DeSantis’s super PAC from a political committee that supported the governor.