According to Daily Mail, in a shocking revelation, it has come to light that South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, a rising star in the Republican party and a potential running mate for former President Donald Trump, has allegedly been involved in a clandestine affair with Trump advisor Corey Lewandowski for several years. Multiple sources have confirmed this affair to DailyMail.com, raising questions about Noem’s political future and her professed commitment to “family values.”
The alleged affair between Noem, aged 51, and Corey Lewandowski, who is also married, is said to have started in 2019, if not earlier. Both individuals have not denied the allegations when questioned by DailyMail.com. Governor Noem issued a statement criticizing the timing of the article, while Lewandowski did not respond to requests for comment.
The affair came to public attention when the two were seen together at a recent campaign rally in South Dakota, where they took extreme measures to avoid any public interaction, as exclusive photos by DailyMail.com have shown. This discreet behavior contrasts starkly with their previous interactions, including a notable incident in July 2020 when Lewandowski kissed Noem on the cheek in defiance of social distancing rules.
Kristi Noem’s political career has been built on her advocacy for “family values” and her strong stance in defense of “traditional marriage” between one man and one woman. She has emphasized these values as the foundation of her beliefs and policy priorities. Noem and her husband, Bryon, who she married in 1992, have a son and two daughters.
Despite her professed commitment to family values, Noem has been linked to Lewandowski, who is also married to 9/11 widow Alison Hardy and has four children. Lewandowski has been actively pushing for Noem to join Trump’s ticket, leading to speculation and criticism within the GOP.
DailyMail.com’s investigation uncovered substantial evidence of the alleged relationship, including numerous trips that blended business and pleasure, flights on private planes provided by Republican power brokers, and stays at luxury resorts where their intimacy was observed. Witnesses have described seeing them engage in flirtatious behavior during political events and trips.
The affair allegedly continued even after a public incident in September 2021 when Lewandowski was fired from his super-PAC post after inappropriate behavior at a Las Vegas fundraiser. Despite the firing, sources claim that Noem and Lewandowski maintained their relationship, often traveling together discreetly.
The revelation of this affair has sparked controversy within the Republican party, with some viewing it as a breach of the family values that Noem has championed. While some political insiders are unsurprised by such scandals, others argue that it could damage her reputation, particularly in South Dakota, where family values hold significant importance.