“This campaign is about the future, the problems. Joe Biden has put the United States of America (US) on the fast track to destruction and ruin, and we’re going to make sure he doesn’t have another four years.”Trump said in Columbia, South Carolina, about two and a half months after announcing his re-election to the White House.
“We need a leader who stands up for America,” he said, to applause from his supporters.
After a stop in New Hampshire, where he said he was “more committed” than ever to winning back the White House, Trump headed to South Carolina, making two appearances in key early voting states.
In New Hampshire, the Republican, who said he was “furrier than ever,” pushed his campaign agenda, which includes immigration and crime issues affecting the country, and said his policies would be at odds with Joe’s. Biden.
In South Carolina, jumping from one issue to another, Trump reinforced the same issues again, claiming that, under his Presidency, the United States had “the strongest border in history,” with “miles and miles of wall built,” but “now, drug trafficking is ten times greater than two years ago.”
While Trump remains the only declared candidate for the presidency in 2024, potential Republican challengers including Florida Gov. Ron DeSandis, former Vice President Mike Pence and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who was Trump’s ambassador to the U.N. Nations, should start their campaigns only in the United Nations. the next months.
Since announcing his candidacy in November 2022, Trump has limited his public campaign appearances to intimate events at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida, estate and virtual events.
The visits to South Carolina and New Hampshire come as the Trump campaign faces criticism, even among some longtime allies, for keeping a low profile since the announcement.
Trump has remained popular in South Carolina throughout his term, after his decisive 2016 victory in that state helped him consolidate his position over his rivals.
In this new race for the White House, it is unclear how widespread support he will receive in the state, although Trump has at least one high-profile supporter among South Carolina’s GOP leadership.
On the night Trump announced his 2024 candidacy, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster indicated he would once again endorse the former president.