Gov. Noem’s tweet about student food pantry seen as dig at Nikki Haley

South Dakota News

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem took a shot at a Texas school’s food pantry on social media, and political strategists say it was really a shot at Nikki Haley — a fellow Republican and a potential rival if both choose to run for president.

Noem used her gubernatorial Twitter account on Sunday to respond to the former United Nations’ ambassador’s praise of a Texas high school that set up a food pantry like a grocery store to give “dignity” to students.

Noem replied to Haley’s tweet by posting a quote from economist Milton Friedman, saying, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

Her response doesn’t mention Haley specifically.

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