President Donald Trump will make his first visit to South Dakota next week.
A spokesperson for Kristi Noem’s gubernatorial campaign says Trump will come to Sioux Falls on Friday, September 7. It will be a campaign fundraiser for Noem. According to an invitation, it will cost $500 per person to attend the general reception and presidential remarks. A $5,000 per couple donation includes one photo with President Trump and entrances to the reception for two people.
This is Trump’s first visit to the state since he announced his bid for the presidency. He visited Sioux City, Iowa, on the campaign trail.
Trump is a strong supporter of Noem. During a news conference in July on tariffs, Trump said he had met with Representative Kristi Noem, “the South Dakota governor now.”
He went on to say Noem had a great win. But the South Dakota general election is not until November 6.
Noem will take on Democrat Billie Sutton in that election.
A spokesperson for Noem’s campaign last week said, “It’s exciting that President Trump plans to visit South Dakota before the election.”
It’s unclear if President Trump will make any other stops while in South Dakota. The day before, he will be holding a rally in Montana. Trump will also be in Fargo, North Dakota on September 7.
The last Presidential visit to the Mount Rushmore state was President Barack Obama’s 2015 visit to Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown.
According to state historical records, Trump will be the 16th sitting president to visit South Dakota.