Noem has a story shared with the couple: She spoke at Trump’s July 4th event in Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, which Guilfoyle must have ignored because she had just tested positive for Covid-19. before. Financial disclosure forms released last month revealed Noem commemorated the occasion by giving Trump a $ 1,100 replica of Mt. Rushmore with his own face on the monument.
Noem is re-elected in 2022 and has been mentioned as a future presidential candidate, although it only polled 1% in a recent POLITICO / Morning Consult survey. Noem will also speak this weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando and speak at a Republican National Committee donors summit in April, also in Palm Beach.
Public health experts have torn Noem apart for his largely laissez-faire approach to the pandemic. South Dakota, with a population of just 885,000, has had more than 1,800 deaths from Covid-19. Compare that with South Korea, an entire country of nearly 52 million people, which reported 1,573 deaths on Tuesday.
The invitation to the March 5 event indicates that to be a host, a contribution of $ 4,000 per person or $ 8,000 for a couple is required; This will give you a private roundtable, photo shoot, and cocktail party with Noem, Guilfoyle, and Trump Jr. There is a minimum contribution of $ 1,000 just to attend the fundraiser, which gets you to the cocktail party.
A spokesperson for Noem declined to comment. Trump Jr. asked questions of a representative, who declined to comment.