President Donald Trump arrived in Columbia Friday afternoon.
Trump arrived at Benedict College at about 2:20 p.m. Friday for the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum. Trump accepted the Bipartisan Justice Award at the event. The Second Step Presidential Justice Forum is a nationwide coalition of Black Republicans, Democrats and Independents with the focus of criminal justice reform.
Trump, in his speech at the event, said the policies of his administration have been good for millions of Americans who have been unfairly incarcerated.
Some Lexington County roads, near Columbia Metropolitan Airport, were closed Friday afternoon. The closing of the roads resulted into backed up traffic. Sunset Boulevard and Gervais Street in Columbia had long lines of cars stopped on them Friday afternoon after 2 p.m.