Last updated on September 25th, 2023 at 07:28 am
Former President Donald Trump has announced plans to bring his presidential campaign to Summerville, South Carolina, for an event on September 25. The location choice strategically places him in a region with notable ties to some of his 2024 Republican rivals.
Trump rally in Summerville South Carolina
The event details were unveiled on Trump’s campaign website, revealing that he will deliver remarks at Sportsman Boats in Summerville. Steven Wright, Chair of the Dorchester County GOP, expressed excitement about the upcoming visit, emphasizing the significance of South Carolina in presidential politics.
Live Stream – Trump Remarks from Summerville, SC (Sept. 25)
Here are all the details on today’s event including how to watch, the start time, and the live stream.
Trump Delivers Remarks in Summerville, South Carolina
When: Monday, Sept. 25, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Live Stream: Watch Below
Wright stated, “President Trump knows the road to the White House runs through Dorchester County, and South Carolina picks presidents. We are excited to have the president in Dorchester County. Our South Carolina presidential primary will be determined by who works the hardest to secure our support.”
South Carolina holds a crucial position in the race for the White House, often considered a must-win state for presidential hopefuls.
Trump’s visit to South Carolina will make him the third GOP presidential contender to come through Dorchester County during this election cycle, joining Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and biotech millionaire Vivek Ramaswamy.
Furthermore, the chosen location places Trump in the greater Charleston area, which is also home to former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and Senator Tim Scott. Both Haley and Scott are challenging Trump for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
Trump’s last visit to the state occurred in early August when he served as the keynote speaker for the 56th Annual Silver Elephant Dinner, the state party’s marquee event.
During that speech, Trump highlighted what he considered one of the most critical issues of the presidential campaign, stating, “Who can rescue our country from the burning wreckage of Bidenomics,” which he defined as “inflation, taxation, submission, and failure.”
South Carolina’s first-in-the-South primaries have historically played a pivotal role in GOP presidential politics since 1980. With the exception of Newt Gingrich in 2012, every winner of South Carolina’s Republican presidential primary has ultimately become the GOP nominee.
The Republican Presidential Primary election is scheduled for February 24, 2024, in South Carolina. Although polling data in South Carolina has been limited, recent numbers show Trump maintaining a comfortable double-digit lead over his closest competitor. In South Carolina, that competitor is Nikki Haley, with Trump commanding 46 percent support, followed by Haley at 18 percent, and Scott at 10 percent, according to The Washington Post-Monmouth University poll conducted from September 6 to 11, 2023. The poll carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4.6 percentage points.
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