Trump Launches South Carolina Campaign Event

Former US President Donald Trump plans to hold his first public campaign event for the 2024 presidential campaign in the state of South Carolina this month.

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Campaign spokesman Steven Cheung told the Associated Press today that Trump will visit South Carolina this month, without elaborating.

Since announcing his most recent presidential run in November, Trump has limited his public campaign appearances to events at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida, estate for an invited crowd, virtual events.

Visit to South Carolina

The visit to South Carolina, first revealed by the newspaper Politico, comes as the Trump campaign faces criticism, even among some longtime allies, for his low profile since the announcement.

Trump remained popular in South Carolina throughout his tenure, after his decisive 2016 primary victory in that state helped him cement his standing against rivals.

In this new run for the White House, it’s unclear how broad support he will get in the state, although Trump has at least one high-profile supporter among South Carolina’s GOP leadership.

On the night that Trump announced his 2024 candidacy, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster indicated that he would again support the former president.

Trump’s visit to South Carolina comes as two of the state’s top Republicans weigh their own 2024 candidacies.

Nikki Haley, a former U.S. governor and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said she might consider running for the White House, although she told the Associated Press in 2021 that she wouldn’t if Trump was already in the race. .

Senator Tim Scott, recently re-elected to what he said was his final term in the Senate, has been visiting other early voting states and launching a political action committee that could become a presidential campaign vehicle.

This article is originally published on rtp.pt

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