Kristi Noem erroneously describes meeting with North Korea' Kim Jong Un in new book

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem erroneously describes meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has come under scrutiny in recent weeks due to a new book she wrote, "No Going Back: The Truth on What's Wrong with Politics and How We Move America Forward." In it, Noem, a Republican, cites various instances where she has stood up to international leaders. However, the book's accuracy has been called into question.

A particularly noteworthy detail in the book describes Noem's alleged encounter with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un while she worked in Congress. But on Friday, Noem's office announced that this story was nothing more than a mistake.

The narrative Noem presented in her book includes anecdotes that would have bolstered her foreign policy experience, but many are calling for further scrutiny of other stories in the book. She also writes about canceling a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron.

The contents of the book have ignited widespread debate, particularly as Noem has become a vocal figure within the Republican Party. With regards to the Kim Jong Un story, many are wondering how such an egregious error made it past the editing process, especially given the current politically polarized climate.

It remains to be seen how this will affect Noem's political future, particularly with the Republican Party grooming her as a potential presidential candidate for the 2024 election.