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Kristi Noem’s super crappy week isn’t quite over yet

It has been a truly craptastic week for Kristi Noem.

The LGBTQ-hating, science-denying Governor of South Dakota has officially severed ties with her alleged boyfriend/advisor Corey Lewandowski. The move comes one day after she denied a report published by a conservative website that claimed the two were having an extramarital affair.

In a statement to Politico, a spokesman for Noem says: “Corey was always a volunteer, never paid a dime (campaign or official). He will not be advising the Governor in regard to the campaign or official office.”

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On Wednesday, the “family values” Republican fired off an angry tweet, calling rumors of the alleged affair “total garbage” and a “disgusting lie” then proclaimed her love for her husband, Bryon, and her fear of God.

“These rumors are total garbage and a disgusting lie,” Noem said. “These old, tired attacks on conservative women are based on a falsehood that we can’t achieve anything without a man’s help.”

But Noem dismissing Lewandowski as nothing more than a casual volunteer adviser is disingenuous at best and a downright lie at worst.

The guy has been a top advisor to her for months, traveling with her all across the country, and connecting her with major Republican Party donors and power players as she positions herself fo a potential run for president in 2024.

In fact, just last weekend the two attended a charity event in Las Vegas, where Lewandowski was accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward a female Trump donor.

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In a statement, his attorney, David Chesnoff, said, “Accusations and rumors appear to be morphing by the minute and we will not dignify them with a further response.”

In addition to allegedly hooking up with Lewandowski, Noem was also accused this week of abusing her power by using her position as governor to get her daughter Kassidy’s application to be a certified real estate appraiser approved after it was initially denied, then forcing the woman who denied it to retire, a charge she is also denying.

Now, some tweets…

Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.