Former President Donald Trump will visit Pickens, South Carolina, as he campaigns for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, appearing in the state for the first time since being indicted twice.
Let’s read the news and learn what the former President’s visit to the state signifies.
Donald Trump To Celebrate Independence Day In Pickens, South Carolina
As per the news, Trump will mark the Pickens Independence Day Spectacular. The City of Pickens also confirmed that the 45th President will speak at an event with other state lawmakers on July 1 and posted on their Facebook,” President Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States of America, will celebrate Independence Day and deliver remarks to first-in-the-South voters, along with state lawmakers and other special guests in the City of Pickens, South Carolina on Saturday, July 1, 2023.”
Trump’s rally is part of a full day of events to celebrate the July 4 holiday. Other planned events include a 5k run/walk, fireworks, and a live music show after dark. The day will serve food, games, and other things in the city.
According to a schedule of the events, Trump will address the crowd at 1 PM, and the gates for the Main Street event will open at 9 AM.
The former President has also invited the Rushingbrook Children’s Choir in Greenville to perform on the event day in Pickens, who became famous when a video of their group singing the national anthem in the U.S. Capitol and interrupted by police in the middle of the performance spread across social media.
Trump posted a video about the incident on his social media platform, saying, “I heard about what happened at the Capitol, and that is a shame; really, that is a serious thing.”
He added, “To have such an event like that, to be interrupted in such a way. But we will have you in South Carolina, and you will sing at a rally for us in front of tens of thousands of people, and we will all have a great time together. We love our country, we are going to take care of our country, and we are going to respect the people who love it.”
South Carolina is considered a friendliest political territory for Trump, as he won the state in the 2016 and 2020 Presidential elections.
While the former President won South Carolina in the previous elections, his margin of victory was the greatest in Pickens, the most pro-Trump county of the state. It is a border county neighboring North Carolina, about a one-hour drive from northeastern Georgia.
South Carolina is often seen as a must-win state for presidential candidates, and the state votes third in the Republican presidential nominating calendar. Trump’s rally in a county where he is already famous can add to his polling count, which already leads among the other opponents.
According to a recent report, Trump leads opponent Desantis by more than 20% in most national polls amongst likely voters, despite facing several federal charges.
Trump was indicted with 37 count charges for his classified documents case, to which he pleaded not guilty last week. In May, he was found guilty by a Manhattan grand jury for sexually abusing author E.Jean Carroll, awarding her $5 million.
In April, the former President faced indictment in New York for falsifying business records to hide payments to adult actress Stormy Daniels not to disclose their affairs. As Trump is known as a unique politician of his own kind, he is also the first former President to face federal charges.
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