Trump supporters to have presence at Charleston Democrat Debate

Trump supporters to have presence at Charleston Democrat Debate
February 23 15:59 2020 Print This Article

Supporters of President Donald Trump will make their presence felt at the Charleston Democrat Presidential Debate being held Tuesday at The Gaillard Center, 33 Alexander Street. The debate will be broadcast live on CBS News. Seven candidates will participate in the debate, based on polling at 10% or higher in at least four February polls. A CBS poll released Sunday shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading in South Carolina, with 28%, followed by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont with 23%. The primary, open to all South Carolina registered voters, will be held Saturday at the regular general election polling locations.

Live 5 News reported that Democrats wishing to attend the debate Tuesday had to make a contribution of at least $1750. By contrast, President Trump is holding a rally Friday at North Charleston Coliseum before an expected 13,000 supporters at no cost. Thousands of supporters who can’t get seats will view the rally outside the arena on big screens. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in South Carolina by 14 points in 2016 and won Charleston’s 1st Congressional District by 13 points.