…Lewandowski Brags About Infidelity, Calls Noem Hot
Governor Kristi Noem thought she was putting the Corey Lewandowski scandal to bed Thursday by trotting out her spokesboy to boot Lewandowski from her campaign circle following allegations that the “acquaintance” she’d “known… for quite some time” and “worked with and had friendships with” had sexually harassed and menaced a Republican donor at a charity dinner he and Noem attended in Las Vegas last Sunday, September 26.
That donor, Trashelle Odom from Idaho, has just roused that scandal and then some with her statement to police about Lewandowski’s crime and Noem’s awareness of it.
The UK Daily Mail has obtained and posted the full text of Odom’s statement to Idaho police. Odom recounts appalling and threatening behavior by Lewandowski toward her and at least one other woman at the Vegas event, but it also indicates Governor Noem was aware of Lewandowski’s bad behavior that night and told Lewandwoski to knock it off:
While in the Villa, I saw Gov. Noem and intended on introducing her to my sister and stepson, who both had joined me on the trip. Gov. Noem told me that she had texted Corey to stop touching me. This was confusing for my sister and stepson.
At some point, after I briefly spoke with Gov. Noem, Lewandowski appeared and immediately came over to my stepson, sister, and me. He stated he wanted a ‘private tour’ and beckoned me to leave the group and take him on a tour. I immediately declined and walked off with my sister and stepson [Trashelle Odom, statement submitted to Boise police; in Hazel Jones and Shannon Thaler, “Married Trump Donor Tells Police She Feared for Her Safety When Corey Lewandowski Told Her ‘He Stabbed a Man in the Back of the Head and Killed Him’ as Her Husband Slams the Political Operative’s ‘Violent and Harassing’ Behavior,” UK Daily Mail, 2021.10.02].
“Gov. Noem told me that she had texted Corey to stop touching me.” Odom says Lewandowski’s behavior had been “so aggressive that others” at the dinner “began to notice and another guest even came over to ask if I was okay.” Whether Noem was among those who noticed or whether she heard about Odom’s predicament secondhand, Noem was aware of what her advisor was doing, told him to stop it, and told Odom that she had told him to stop it.
That was Sunday night. Noem’s office made no statement about Lewandowski until Thursday morning, after news of Lewandowski’s bad behavior broke.
Odom notes that her invitation to the charity dinner came as a bit of a surprise. She received a call that afternoon, apparently just hours before the charity event, inviting her “to attend a dinner with Gov. Kristi Noem by Jackie Siegal,” the founder of the charity Victoria’s Voice and Gov. Noem’s Florida socialite tarmac pal.
I was told that due to limited seating, I was the only one who could attend. Therefore, my family made other plans, and I changed clothes and arrived at the event at approximately 5:30pm to the Benihana private banquet room. At the event, there were seating arrangements, I was seated between Bubba Saulsbury and Corey Lewandowski [Odom, in Jones and Thaler, 2021.10.02].
Odom said the September 26 dinner and reception “were my first events as a member of the advisory board of this charity, so it was important to me to attend and be supportive.” But the invitation excluding her family and seating her alone among Lewandowski and a bunch of spineless guys who wouldn’t defend the married woman’s honor from his lecherous advances feels suspicious. Why not seat this new board member with other members of the board (a roster of which I actually can’t find on the Victoria’s Voice website), or at a table with Governor Noem herself?
Whoever botched the seating for this event, it should be almost certain that if Kristi Noem is in charge of seating at any future events, Corey Lewandowski will never be seated near Noem or her daughters. Odom’s police statement includes this gross objectification of Noem from the creep she thought was her friend:
Trying to change the subject, I asked Lewandowski about his wife and kids, as I am very proud of the fact that I am happily married, with children. Mr. Lewandowski replied that, ‘he does not do anything with his wife—he gets his sex elsewhere.’ Around that time, he commented that Gov. Noem is hot [Odom, in Jones and Thaler, 2021.10.02].
Noem just got done blasting an unsubstantiated rumor published by a conservative website last week alleging that she and Lewandowski were engaged in an extramarital affair. Now Odom has put on the record a statement from Lewandowski in which he implies to a Republican donor that he views the Governor of South Dakota is just another of his sex toys.
Governor Noem knew Lewandowski was harassing a Republican donor last Sunday night, but she made no public break with him until that information went public days later. Lewandowski’s sleazy talk now should make the Governor wish she’d never associated with this creep.