Donald Trump holds first 2024 campaign event in New Hampshire then takes off for South Carolina

 January 30, 2023

Former President Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 presidential campaign by making stops on Saturday in the first two primary states, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Trump began his day with an address to the New Hampshire Republican Party’s annual meeting in Salem, New Hampshire. By all accounts, it was a successful appearance and a crucial one as Trump seeks to get out in front of any potential competitors.

Trump then took off for his second stop in Columbia, South Carolina, where he appeared with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Governor Henry McMaster (R-SC), and Representative Russell Fry (R-SC).

Trump opened his address in South Carolina by saying, "I’m thrilled to be back in the great state of South Carolina, we won it twice by record numbers, and it’s just a real honor. It’s an incredible place. The famous saying goes, ‘South Carolina picks presidents.'"

However, Trump quickly dispensed with pleasantries and tore into President Joe Biden saying, "Joe Biden has put America on the fast track to ruin and destruction, and we will ensure that he does not receive four more years."

Trump will need South Carolina's support if he wishes to be the man sent to beat Biden in 2024. Without South Carolina, it's a hard road for any Republican to win the nomination.