“South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who’s gaining attention as a possible 2024 presidential contender, made a splash on Tuesday with an announcement that she was deploying an unspecified number of National Guard troops to the border in Texas. A news release said the deployment ‘will be paid for by a private donation.'” Nothing like turning the National Guard into a private militia. GOP megadonor funds S.D. troops’ border deployment.