Donald Trump already has a date to start his presidential campaign ahead of the 2024 elections
The event will be on January 28 in South Carolina and will be joined by two high-profile supporters loyal to him
Donald Trump already has a date for his first presidential campaign appearance ahead of 2024 (AP)
Former US President Donald Trump has already begun the countdown to the 2024 election and is getting in tune with the campaign . To do so, on January 28 he will make his first public appearance in this regard in South Carolina.
During the event he will be accompanied by two well-known state Republicans; on one side, Senator Lindsey Graham, one of Trump's most loyal supporters, and on the other, Governor Henry McMaster.
On this occasion, as reported by his campaign team on Tuesday, the former president will present his campaign's state leadership team.
On the 28th, Trump will present the state leadership team for his campaign (AP)
The Statehouse in Columbia will be attended by about 500 people, South Carolina officials said, adding, furthermore, that multiple places both inside and outside the building were reserved throughout the day.
Together with the two aforementioned supporters, a delegation from the state Congress, together with legislators, will accompany Trump on the 28th.
Congressman Russell Fry , who ousted his opponent Tom Rice in last year's primary thanks to the support of the former president, assured The Associated Press that he will be at the presentation. “He's delivered for the American people before and he can do it again,” he declared in support.
Russell Fry has already confirmed his attendance and full support for Trump in the 2024 presidential race (REUTERS )
Meanwhile, Nancy Mace, who defeated one of Trump's backed opponents in his own GOP in 2022, told the agency that he will not attend the event and that, unlike Fry, will wait to endorse a candidate by 2024. He said he will do so “once the field is set.”
Among the remaining Republicans in the South Carolina delegation in the House of Representatives, the office of William Timmons confirmed that he will be present, that of Jeff Duncan already mentioned his absenceand a spokesperson for Ralph Norman left the door open and provided no concrete response.
Finally, as for Joe Wilson, his office still did not mention his decision.
With all the figures who will be there present and already in an electoral key, despite the fact that they still With more than a year to go until the general elections, the Trump team promotes this event as“an opportunity to exemplify the strong support of elected officials in the state as we approach the one-year mark for the South Carolina Republican presidential primary.”
South Carolina has great clout for being one of the first to hold presidential nomination contests during election years (AP)
This is because the state has great clout for being one of the first to hold presidential nomination contests during election years.
Including, in 2016 , when South Carolina was the third state after Iowa and New Hampshire, Trump's state victory there helped him consolidate his status as a Republican favorite.
Trump's state victory in 2016 helped him consolidate his status as a favorite of the Republicans (REUTERS)
On the other hand, this event occurs at a time in which two of the top Republicans in the state are considering their own candidacies for the upcoming elections. This has forced Trump to abandon his policy of limited public campaign appearances, which had led him to stage events primarily at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, before a small crowd or even virtually.
(With information from Reuters and AP)