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Former President Donald Trump is expected to be joined by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster at a rally in Florence on Saturday.

Trump said he would ‘honour’ two of the state’s congressional candidates at the Saturday night event, which follows similar rallies the former president held in Arizona and Texas earlier this year. . Trump endorsed McMaster and the two congressional candidates on Saturday’s rally schedule as part of his broader push to support select Republican politicians ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

Trump is expected to begin speaking at 7 p.m. ET at Florence Regional Airport. Newsmax is expected to air Trump’s comments and also plans to air pre- and post-rally shows at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Former President Donald Trump is due to speak at a rally in South Carolina on Saturday. Above, Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 2 in Orlando, Florida.
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The event will be “a continuation of President Trump’s unprecedented efforts to advance the MAGA agenda by energizing voters and highlighting America First candidates and causes,” according to the former president’s team. .

Trump’s appearance will follow remarks from a group of other speakers who the former president’s team says will include South Carolina GOP Chairman McMaster, National Border Patrol Council Chairman Drew McKissick. Brandon Judd, former football player and coach Lou Holtz and entrepreneur Graham Allen. .

Republican congressional candidates Russell Fry and Katie Arrington are also expected to speak at Saturday’s event. Fry is campaigning to represent his state’s 7th District as a current member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, and Arrington is running to represent South Carolina’s 1st District as a former member of the South Carolina Legislature. ‘State.

Trump endorsed Fry, who challenges the incumbent congressman Tom Rice, at the beginning of February. Rice voted to impeach Trump last year following the riot at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Rep. Nancy Mace, who currently represents South Carolina’s 1st District, didn’t vote to impeach Trump last year like Rice did, but she gave a speech condemning the former president. at the time of the impeachment vote.

In his February endorsement announcement for Arrington, Trump described Mace as an “absolutely terrible candidate” and said she had been “very disloyal” to the Republican Party.

“Katie Arrington, on the other hand, is loved and respected and a true Republican,” Trump said last month.

Both Fry and Arrington are among dozens of Republican candidates running for office this year who Trump says have his “full and total endorsement.”

Saturday’s rally is set to open to ticket holders at 2 p.m., with the program officially starting two hours later.

Joseph K. Bennett