Kristi Noem has some explaining to do.South Dakota’s God-fearing, LGBTQ-hating governor was photographed with Donald Trump‘s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski at the annual gala for Kickstart Kids, a non-profit martial arts program for youth, in Houston, Texas over the weekend.Related: Kristi Noem continues her tireless crusade to spread hate and bigotry across the landGreg Travis, who is currently running for a seat in the Texas House of Representatives, posted a photo of himself and his wife beside Noem and Lewandowski to Twitter, along with the caption: “Julie and I with Governor Kristi Noem and Corey Lewandowski.
Hanging out with Keith and Alice Mosing and Chuck and Gena Norris at the Kickstart Kids Annual Gala. Great program worthy of suppprt [sic].”Julie and I with Governor Kristi Noem and Corey Lewandowski.
Hanging out with Keith and Alice Mosing and Chuck and Gena Norris at the Kickstart Kids Annual Gala. Great program worthy of suppprt.
pic.twitter.com/NOPjpYwh0p— Greg Travis (@GregTravisforTX) April 10, 2022So why is this such a big deal?Well, rumors that Noem and Lewandowski were having an affair swirled last September when a report by the right-wing blog American Greatness alleged the pair had been seeing each other for some time and that the relationship wasn’t exactly a secret among GOP insiders.“There are members of Congress close to Mar-a-Lago who have called the affair ‘an open secret’ and worried about Noem’s viability as a national candidate and within the movement,” an unnamed source claimed.At the time, Lewandowski was a top adviser to Noem and had traveled around the country with her, introducing her to major GOP donors and power players.Related: Kristi Noem in crisis mode over affair.