Last updated on November 9th, 2023 at 07:31 am
Former President Donald Trump made headlines when he spoke at a campaign event in Summerville, South Carolina.
The event took place at Sportsman Boats, located at 113 Sportsman Way, Doors opened for ticket holders at noon, and the program started at 2 p.m.
The former president Trump took the stage at 3:10 p.m. EDT. The event was sold out, according to Trump’s campaign website. The event was sold out 2 days before the event, indicating strong support for him.
Live Stream – Trump Speech in Summerville, SC (Sept. 25)
Trump Delivers Remarks in Summerville, South Carolina
Trump Speech Time: 3:20 PM ET
Full Speech: Watch Below
“It’s a great honor to be here at Sportsman Boats. We just took a tour and they are beautiful boats. I think I might have to order one,” Trump said. “Every single inch of these beautiful boats is designed and built right here in South Carolina by very skilled South Carolina hands … and proud South Carolina hearts.”
Full Event Video of Trump’s Speech in Summerville below provided by RSBN and Rumble:
Trump paused to commend Governor Henry McMaster and his contributions, while also criticizing his opponent and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. “Henry McMaster and Peggy, thank you for being here. This is a wonderful couple, they’re fantastic people—what an excellent governor he’s been,” he stated. “He was one of the reasons I removed her from the position so that he could become the governor of the state. Let her go and put Henry in place. People are quite pleased with that decision.”
President Trump Visits Palmetto State Armory in Summerville, SC
Trump’s Last Visits to Palmetto State
This isn’t Trump’s first time in South Carolina; he has a history of strong support in the state. He was the keynote speaker at the South Carolina Republican Party’s annual Silver Elephant fundraiser in August. Additionally, he held a rally over the Fourth of July weekend in a small South Carolina city, attracting a crowd estimated to be between 50-55,000 people.
Trump has won South Carolina in both the 2016 primary and the general elections in 2016 and 2020.
Trump is expected to be joined by state and local leaders. Local officials have mixed feelings about the rally event.
Summerville Mayor Ricky Waring won’t be attending but hopes Trump enjoys his time in the town. County Council Vice Chairman David Chinnis is also not attending but expressed happiness that Dorchester County is getting attention.
On the other hand, Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, both strong Trump supporters, will be present at the event.
DCSO: Expect delays on Hwy 78 due to Trump’s visit to Summerville
Dorchester County officials are warning of traffic delays, especially on Highway 78. The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office advises using alternate routes between noon and 5 p.m. if possible.
While the exact route of Trump’s motorcade is not confirmed, drivers can expect unscheduled delays in the area between the Charleston International Airport and Summerville.
The 2024 Presidential Race
However, he will face competition from candidates with strong South Carolina ties in the upcoming February 2024 primary. Despite recent legal challenges, Trump’s support remains strong, making South Carolina a key state in the upcoming election.
Today’s event is more than just another campaign stop; it’s a testament to Trump’s enduring popularity and the role South Carolina plays in shaping the political landscape. With the 2024 presidential race heating up, all eyes will be on Summerville today.
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