Former President Donald Trump kicked out two early primary states as he starts his travels for the 2024 campaign.
The weekend saw Trump stop at New Hampshire and South Carolina, two early primary states in the upcoming presidential election.
Trump’s 2024 Campaign Makes Liftoff with Stops in New Hampshire and South Carolina https://t.co/l9mnmqNvx1
— Paul Anforth (@paul_anforth2) January 29, 2023
Trump in New Hampshire
“So we’re here, and we start, we begin,” said Trump at the top of his address, adding he was “thrilled to be back in this beautiful state.”
“We’re going to turn New Hampshire red November 5, 2024,” he added, with Breitbart News noting his current poll lead in the state.
BIG energy in New Hampshire today for @realDonaldTrump! God Speed to all those who try to beat him in the First in the Nation Primary! 🔥🔥@TrumpWarRoom pic.twitter.com/pQ8xOUWPNT
— Karoline Leavitt (@kleavittnh) January 28, 2023
Trump in South Carolina
“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,” said Trump. “The famous saying goes, ‘South Carolina picks presidents.’”
“This campaign will be about the future. This campaign will be about issues,” he added. “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: “We need a fighter who can stand up to the left, stand up to the swamp, stand up to the media, stand up to the deep state. Am I allowed to say stand up to the RINO’s, too?” pic.twitter.com/P9Z6K4AZYm
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) January 28, 2023
Trump also announced that South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Gov. Henry McMaster would lead his campaign in the state.
The former president remains the only major candidate to announce a run as the Republican candidate. Trump’s comeback bid continues to generate support but remains lower than during his past campaigns.
Some contenders appear slow to jump into the race, either seeking not to become the first to go against Trump or are waiting to see which other candidates decide to join.
Those speculated to run are former Vice President Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The campaign is off to an early start for Trump, but it’s still uncertain who will join him as he seeks a return to the White House in 2024.