Overflow Charleston crowd greets Trump ahead of Democrat primary

Overflow Charleston crowd greets Trump ahead of Democrat primary
February 28 18:11 2020 Print This Article

An overflow crowd is gathering at the North Charleston Coliseum Friday night to hear President Donald Trump, one day ahead of the South Carolina Democratic Presidential primary. About 14,000 will be in the arena, with thousands more watching the rally outside on a big screen. It is Trump’s first visit to the Charleston area since February 2017, when he visited the Boeing plant.

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the crowd before President Trump’s arrival. Senator Lindsey Graham is accompanying the President on Air Force One and is expected to address the crowd. The rally is scheduled to begin at 7 pm and is being streamed live on the Right Side Broadcast Network. Coverage is already underway.

Trump Rallies are being done all over the country to coincide with the Democrat primaries. A rally will be held in Charlotte Monday, ahead of the multi-state Super Tuesday primaries. Former Vice President Joe Biden currently leads the South Carolina Democrat polls, with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders running second. All South Carolina registered voters may vote in Saturday’s primary from 7 am to 7 pm.

In addition to getting re-elected, one of Trump’s objectives for the Charleston Rally is to elect a Republican to South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District. In 2018, Representative Joe Cunningham became the first Democrat in 40 years to get elected in the coastal district. Trump won the district by 13 points in 2016. Republicans will choose a nominee to face Cunningham in June.