Former President of the United States, donald trumpThe countdown to the elections has already begun. 2024 and gets in tune with the campaign. For this, the January 28 will perform his first public appearance to that effect in South Carolina.
During the event he will be accompanied by two well-known state Republicans; On the one hand, Senator Lindsey Grahamone of Trump’s most loyal supporters, and on the other, Governor Henry McMaster.
On this occasion, as reported by his campaign team on Tuesday, the former president will present his campaign’s state leadership team.
To the Statehousein Columbiawill attend about 500 peopleaccording to detailed South Carolina officials, who also added that multiple sites both inside and outside the building were reserved throughout the day.
Along with the two supporters mentioned above, they will accompany Trump on the 28th a state congressional delegation, along with legislators.
the congressman Russell Frywho ousted his opponent Tom Rice in last year’s primaries thanks to the support of the former president, assured the agency Associated Press that will be at the presentation. “He has delivered to the American people before and he can do it again”declared in a sign of support.
While, Nancy Macewho defeated one of Trump’s backed opponents in his own internal GOP elections in 2022, told the agency that will not attend the event and that, contrary to Fry, will wait to endorse a candidate by 2024. He mentioned that he will do so “once the field is established.”
Among the remaining Republicans in the South Carolina House delegation, the office of William Timmons confirmed that will be presentthat of Jeff Duncan already mentioned his absence and a spokesperson for Ralph Norman left the door open and did not provide a concrete answer.
Lastly, regarding joe wilsonhis office still did not mention his decision.
With all the figures that will be there and already in an electoral key, despite the fact that there is still more than a year to go before the general elections, the Trump team promotes this event as “an opportunity to exemplify the strong support of elected officials in the state as we approach the one-year mark for the Republican presidential primary in South Carolina.”
This is since the state has a great influence for being one of the first to hold presidential nomination contests during election years.
even, in 2016when South Carolina was the third state after Iowa Y New hampshireTrump’s state victory there helped him consolidate your status as a Republican favorite.
On the other hand, this event occurs at a time when two of the state’s top Republicans are considering their own candidacies for the next elections. This has forced Trump to abandon his policy of limited public campaign appearances, which had led him to organize events mainly at his country estate. sea-a-lakein Florida, before a small crowd or even virtually.
(With information from Reuters and AP)
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