South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) was ridiculed on Twitter after appearing to show that she doesn’t really know what infrastructure is.
Noem, touted by ex-President Donald Trump as a possible 2024 presidential candidate, was asked by Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday for her take on President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure bill. The bill seeks to overhaul the country’s roads and bridges, counter the climate crisis and revitalize the eldercare and housing sectors.
But Noem drove herself straight into a ditch.
“I was shocked by how much doesn’t go into infrastructure,” she said. “It goes into research and development, it goes into housing and pipes and different initiatives, green energy, and it’s not really an honest conversation that we’re having about what this proposal is.”
Watch the video here:
Her blather stunned critics on Twitter, and many accused Noem of not knowing what she was talking about:
Kristi Noem must have learned about infrastructure at Trump University.
— Twice-Impeached, One-Term Trumpy (parody) (@outofcontroljb) April 1, 2021
She—she can’t be serious?😳
— DeMarcus (@semperdiced) April 1, 2021
South Dakota governor admitting on national TV that she doesn’t know what infrastructure is. Interesting approach politically.
— Dawn Goetter (@dmbdmg) April 1, 2021
@KristiNoem Define infrastructure. I am not AT ALL convinced that you have even the most remote idea what it is
— MissProblematic (@MissProblemati2) April 1, 2021
If you voted for this woman you also can’t define “Infrastructure”Also make sure someone reminds you to breathe. @govkristinoem I have no words for the dumb this interview shows. pic.twitter.com/OxVZqrEuPz
— Titus (@TitusNation) April 1, 2021
— UK Wildcat in AZ (@CalifUKWildcat) April 1, 2021
I laughed, you have no idea what infrastructure is?
— Kathy Merry 🇺🇸 (@KathyMerry2) April 1, 2021
Tonight on cable news…One of the left’s stars, @aoc, explained in detail how trillions of dollars could be deployed to shore up infrastructure and create union jobs. One of the right’s stars, @KristiNoem, revealed she doesn’t understand what infrastructure is.#bothsides
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