Former President Donald Trump is gearing up for his next campaign rally in Pickens, South Carolina, a stronghold of unwavering support for him. The event, scheduled for July 1, will coincide with the city’s grand Independence Day celebration and marks Trump’s second visit to the state since launching his 2024 White House bid.
Pickens County, nestled in the northwest corner of the Upstate region, holds a special place in Trump’s heart. It boasts the highest level of pro-Trump sentiment in South Carolina, where he emerged victorious in both the 2016 and 2020 elections with impressive margins. Trump secured a resounding 53-point victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016, and in 2020, he triumphed by a staggering 51-point margin against Joe Biden.
While Trump’s previous rallies were often large, stadium-style affairs, this Pickens campaign stop will have a more intimate feel. It will take place as part of a delightful July Fourth celebration, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The event’s location also offers the opportunity to draw supporters from neighboring Southern states due to its favorable geographic position. Pickens County shares borders with North Carolina and is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of northeastern Georgia.
Donald Trump Event Details:
Date: July 1, 2023
Location: Pickens, South Carolina
Venue: Main Street
Gates Open: 9 a.m.
Event Start Time: 1 p.m.
Tickets: Free BOOK HERE (Available online on a first-come, first-served basis)
The rally’s schedule is packed with exciting highlights. Trump is slated to address the enthusiastic crowd at 1 p.m., but the gates for the Main Street event will open at 9 a.m., allowing attendees to secure their spots early. Tickets, available online on a first-come, first-served basis, are completely free. The festivities will be part of the city’s “Independence Day Spectacular,” culminating with a breathtaking fireworks show as darkness falls.
The Trump campaign has also hinted at the presence of special guests and state lawmakers who will deliver remarks at 11:30 a.m., heightening the anticipation for this event. Notably, longtime Trump ally and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, who resides in nearby Seneca, is expected to attend and may even take the stage to address the enthusiastic crowd.
Adding a touch of grace and beauty to the occasion, Trump personally extended an invitation to the Rushingbrook Children’s Choir from Greenville to perform. The choir gained viral fame when a video of their powerful rendition of the national anthem in the U.S. Capitol was abruptly interrupted by police, captivating audiences across social media platforms.
When Trump returns to South Carolina in July, it will mark exactly 22 weeks since his last appearance in the state, which holds considerable importance as one of the earliest primary states in the Republican nominating calendar. Despite facing unprecedented legal challenges, Trump has maintained a commanding lead in Recent polls, underlining his enduring popularity among supporters.
As Trump takes the stage in Pickens, his dedicated supporters and the vibrant energy of South Carolina will undoubtedly set the tone for an electrifying event, showcasing his resilience and unwavering commitment to his political journey.