Former President Trump drew a smattering of cheers and boos as he oversaw South Carolina’s chief school soccer rivalry on Saturday.
On the famed Palmetto Bowl, the Clemson College-College of South Carolina rivalry recreation, Trump tried to upstage former U.N Ambassador Nikki Haley, the previous state governor and a rising rival within the 2024 GOP presidential main.
Trump was greeted at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia to cheers of “We would like Trump!”, arriving as a visitor of Gov. Henry McMaster (R-S.C.), who has endorsed the previous president.
Trump was additionally joined by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Haley, herself a Clemson alumna, didn’t make an look.
Trump walked onto the sector at halftime, and garnered a fierce wave of boos from the Clemson marching band, according to video.
South Carolina is a fierce battleground for the 2024 race, as Haley, Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) battle over the previous supporters of Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), who ended his presidential marketing campaign this month.
An early main state, South Carolina is anticipated to be key to any non-Trump candidate’s makes an attempt at unseating the heavy favourite for the GOP nomination.
Town of Columbia and the world across the stadium have been posted with pro-and anti-Trump messages, each lauding his reelection marketing campaign and ribbing him for a 2020 loss which he failed to simply accept, the AP reported.
The Palmetto main is Feb. 24, the fourth vote within the election cycle after Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada.
Haley has risen within the polls in current weeks, however nonetheless trails Trump by a large margin. In nationwide polling averages, Trump takes a large 60 p.c of assist to DeSantis’ 13 p.c and Haley’s 10.
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