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Hush money trial: Kristi Noem slams Democrats for 'politically motivated' case against Donald Trump

South Dakota governor questions timing of the hush money case against Republican candidate

By Web Desk
April 22, 2024
Kristi Noem to support Donald Trump no matter what happens in Hush money trial. — AFP/File
Kristi Noem to support Donald Trump no matter what happens in Hush money trial. — AFP/File

As former president Donald Trump is set to appear before court today for his hush money trial, his key supporter, Governor Kristi Noem, has slammed the court, calling the case "ridiculous" and "politically motivated," Hindustan Times reported.

During an interview with CNN's Dana Bash on the show "State of the Union", Noem voiced strong criticism of the lawsuit against the Republican candidate as "fraud" and "baseless."

While backing trump, she said, "It’s the way that Democrats are fighting these days using the judicial system and activist judges to do so."

"My hope is that the people and the jury will do what is right and hear the evidence and see clearly that this is an unprecedented trial, but it’s unprecedented in how ridiculous it is," she added.

In addition, the South Dakota governor questioned the timing of the case, asking why did it have to come out now just before the elections.

She said, "I think it’s a little ridiculous that they’ve waited years to bring these types of charges against Donald Trump. You know, if they wanted to make these kinds of charges against him, they should have done it two years ago when this happened.

"To do it conveniently during a presidential election when he’s campaigning to return to the White House, I think, proves that this is all politically motivated."