Kristi Noem, Donald Trump's potential vice president, has sparked controversy after killing her dog

Kristi Noem, Donald Trump's potential vice president, has sparked controversy after killing her dog

Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem on stage before Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Vandalia, Ohio, March 16, 2024.

Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem on stage before Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Vandalia, Ohio, March 16, 2024.

United States – memories she perhaps should have kept to herself. Well positioned to become Donald Trump's running mate in November's presidential election, and thus vice president should the billionaire win, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has undoubtedly been a little less so in recent hours.

The error lies in an excerpt from his memoirs that he revealed Watchman On Friday, April 26, the American politician explains in great detail how she killed her dog. It's enough to cause a stir on the other side of the Atlantic, reminding us that animal abuse has never been OK with American policy. It is not Ronald Reagan or Mitt Romney who will say otherwise.

“It is impossible to train.”

In this book soberly Titled No Turning Back: The Truth About What's Wrong in Policy and How to Move America Forward (No Turning Back: The Truth About What's Wrong in Policy and How We Move America Forward in French), which will appear on May 7. The Republican congresswoman dwells on this episode in her life, when she tried to train Cricket, a 14-month-old wire-haired pointer.

This female “Aggressive personality” He was supposed to be trained to hunt pheasants. But during her training attempts by taking her hunting with older dogs, the dog training session turned into a release for the animal. It has become a game of cricket “Crazy with excitement, chasing all the birds and having an unforgettable time.”Kristi Noem says in these reported excerpts.

Despite her many efforts to calm the animal, Kristi Noem could only watch as the cricket ran away to attack the neighbors' chickens, causing a veritable carnage. So, after compensating the chicken owner and avoiding an attempt to bite his dog, the governor of South Dakota made the decision to get rid of the animal, he ruled. “It's impossible to train him.”, ” dangerous ” And “He's worthless…as a hunting dog.”

A dog, a goat and three horses

Kristi Noem eventually led Cricket into a gravel pit to put the little dog down. ” It wasn't fun work, but it had to be done. Once it was over, I realized I had to do another unpleasant job “Then the 52-year-old Republican leader narrates, before moving on to the story of her goat, just like… evil “, because it has not been neutralized.

Because in addition to having the smell of judgment” Disgusting, musky and rancid » By its owner, the goat, according to her, had an annoying habit of chasing her children. a result ? Kristi Noem led this second animal to the same location. She also says that she missed her shot, allowing the goat to escape for a while before ending up killing it (under the eyes of the workers who quickly returned to their work when they met the politician's gaze.).

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Behind this tale, his aim was to illustrate his great political and personal will, saying that he was prepared to get his hands dirty if he had to do so. But the latter also admitted that “ The best political figure “I will not publish such a story.

There is no doubt that the governor aroused particular disgust among animal lovers, who did not fail to spread the matter on social media, comparing her in particular to American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

But nothing stops the governor of this state located in the northern United States, as she herself responded to criticism of her relationship with animals by admitting that she “recently” He slaughtered three horses », has been in the family for 25 years. Before adding that she “loves… the animals “But that” Tough decisions like this happen all the time on the farm “.

Far from wanting to stay out of the limelight after this story, the close friend of the forty-fifth President of the United States promised readers of the excerpts revealed by the British newspaper that her book contains other “ More realistic, honest and politically incorrect “.

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