Donald Trump to hold Valentine's Day get-out-the-vote rally in Charleston
Former President Donald Trump will be holding a Get Out the Vote Rally in North Charleston on Valentine’s Day.
According to a press release, the current Republican presidential front-runner announced the event will be held at the Charleston Area Convention Center.
This will be Trump’s second campaign event in South Carolina this month. He held a similar event in Conway at Coastal Carolina University this past Saturday.
During the Conway event, he promoted his time in office, repeated his claims that the 2020 election he lost was rigged, maligned a news media he sees as biased against him, and lashed out at Haley, her husband, and President Joe Biden.
Also, during his Conway speech, Trump revealed the only reason why he nominated Haley to become his U.N. Ambassador was that it was clear the way for Henry McMaster to become governor of the Palmetto State.
“She did a job. She was fine. She was OK. But I didn't put her there because I wanted her there at the United Nations,” he said. “I wanted to take your lieutenant governor, who is right here, and make him governor.”
Trump has been highly critical of Haley remaining in the Republican presidential primary race, stating numerous times how her remaining around is detrimental to the GOP.
“I don’t know why she continues,” Trump told reporters, adding: “I don’t really care if she continues. I think it’s bad for the party. I think it’s actually bad for her, too.”
Rep. Matt Leber, R-Charleston, feels the same way about Haley remaining in the primary.
"It's time Republicans come together around the nominee and get ready for the General Election which we all expect to win."
The 45th President of the United States also divulged he would not defend North Atlantic Treaty Organization (N.A.T.O.) allies if they were delinquent.
"If we don't pay and we're attacked by Russia, will you protect us?" Trump recalled another country's leader asking while him while he was president. "No, I would not protect you. In fact, I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want."
The South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary will be held on Feb. 24, early voting began Monday.
The GOP presidential ballot will include seven names, including candidates who've dropped out but were certified to be on the ballot. They are:
- Ryan Binkley
- Chris Christie (suspended campaign)
- Ron DeSantis (suspended campaign)
- Nikki Haley
- Vivek Ramaswamy (suspended campaign)
- David Stuckenberg
- Donald Trump