President Donald Trump urges voters to come out for Gov. Henry McMaster Tuesday

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President Donald Trump said he loves South Carolina. And he said a storm that blew over Airport High School, where he spoke, Monday evening was not going to stop him from coming to the state to campaign for Gov. Henry McMaster.  McMaster faces John Warren in a runoff election Tuesday.

“I wouldn’t do it to you,” Trump said in reference to skipping his visit to the Palmetto State.
Trump said South Carolina is a “special state” with patriots and the hardworking. The storm did cause a delay of about an hour for Trump’s speech Monday.

Trump described McMaster as a fighter who has backed Trump early in Trump’s campaign to become president. Trump said McMaster was behind him when other thought it was not possible for Trump to win.

Later, Trump said “South Carolina is doing unbelievable business,” and he credited McMaster for that success. He also mentioned that the once closed-down Georgetown Steel facility had reopened as a reference to a company on the rebound under his presidency.

Much of Trump’s speech included the topics he has outlined at other speaking stops.

Trump spoke of strengthening the military, defending the county’s borders and promoting legal immigration and appointing “good” judges.
Trump also said the United States has been losing in trade deals with the European Union, Canada and Mexico. He said his move to impose tariffs will balance trade and make it more fair the the United States.

Trump also lauded his tax cut plan, eliminating the Obamacare mandate, and cutting regulations. He said the moves he has made have resulted in 3.4 million new jobs.
Trump asked for prayers for First District Congressional Candidate Katie Harrington who was in a serious car accident over the weekend. And he said Washington DC needs more Republicans in office, and the state needs to elect McMaster as governor.

S.C. Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers sang the National Anthem and the Airport High School Color Guard presented the colors. U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson of Springdale spoke and said that his son Julian served as Student Body President of Airport High School when he was a student there.

Sixth District Congressman Tom Rice spoke and McMaster’s Lt. Gov. runningmate Pamela Evette spoke too. Former SCGOP Chairwoman Karen Floyd also spoke.

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