South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem reportedly wrote in her new memoir that she met with the North Korean leader—but her spokesperson is later quoted as having said the statement was an “error.”

In No Going Back: The Truth on What’s Wrong with Politics and How We Move America Forward, Noem wrote that she met with the North Korean leader while she was in Congress as South Dakota’s representative, according to news outlets which obtained a copy of the book ahead of its publication on May 7. reported the news on May 2, which was then picked up by other outlets.

“I had the chance to travel to many countries to meet with world leaders—some who wanted our help, and some who didn’t,” quoted Noem as writing. “I remember when I met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. I’m sure he underestimated me, having no clue about my experience dealing with little tyrants (I’d been a children’s pastor, after all). Dealing with foreign leaders takes resolve, preparation, and determination.”

After doubt was cast upon this account, Noem’s spokesperson Ian Fury told the Dakota Scout that would be “addressing conflated world leaders’ names in the book.” Fury was then quoted telling other news outlets that the North Korean leader was mentioned in error.

“It was brought to our attention that the upcoming book ‘No Going Back’ has two small errors,” Fury told the New York Times. “This has been communicated to the ghostwriter and editor. Kim Jong Un was included in a list of world leaders and shouldn’t have been.”

TIME reached out to Noem’s office, campaign, spokespeople, and publisher about the report.

Noem was widely considered to be a Vice President contender for presidential candidate Donald Trump, having spoken at his rallies and publicly pledged her support for the former President. However, on May 4 that she had “fallen off” the shortlist before her book controversies took center stage.

The Governor was for another part of her new memoir in which she admitted to shooting dead her 14-month-old dog Cricket after she said the “untrainable” canine ruined a hunt, killed another family’s chickens, and moved to bite her. She also killed a goat. The admissions were first reported .

Noem has since defended herself. In one post she said: “I can understand why some people are upset about a 20 year old story of Cricket, one of the working dogs at our ranch, in my upcoming book—No Going Back.”

“The fact is, South Dakota law states that dogs who attack and kill livestock can be put down. Given that Cricket had shown aggressive behavior toward people by biting them, I decided what I did,” she later continued in the same post. “Whether running the ranch or in politics, I have never passed on my responsibilities to anyone else to handle. Even if it’s hard and painful. I followed the law and was being a responsible parent, dog owner, and neighbor.”

The Republican was elected as South Dakota’s first female governor in 2018 and re-elected in 2022, after serving in Congress since 2011 and in the South Dakota House of Representatives since 2007.