President Donald J. Trump Made Two Powerhouse Stops in New Hampshire and South Carolina
January 29, 2023
President Trump embarked on a whirlwind campaign tour yesterday with two POWERHOUSE stops in the key states of New Hampshire—home of “First in the Nation” Primary—and South Carolina, which is “First in the South.”
President Trump heads to Salem, New Hampshire
Patriots lined the highway welcoming President Trump to the Granite State as he made his way to the annual meeting of the New Hampshire Republican Party.
At the event, President Trump spoke to a packed venue of grassroots activists, and proudly announced that outgoing New Hampshire GOP Chair Stephen Stepanek was tapped to lead the New Hampshire campaign.
President Trump with the new State Party Chairman Chris Ager, right, and outgoing State Party Chairman Steve Stepanek, at the New Hampshire Republican State Committee 2023 Annual Meeting, in Salem, NH
In his remarks, President Trump outlined his bold vision for a great America: a public school system free of radical Marxist indoctrination, a country with secure borders, and a foreign policy that restores peace through strength and puts America First.
"My personality kept us out of war," President Trump said. "And I told you before, it would have never happened with Russia. Putin would have never ever gone in. And even now I could solve that in 24 hours."
President Trump also vowed to preserve New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation status, as he has consistently done in the face of calls to change this cherished political tradition. Granite Staters agreed.
“I’m more angry now and I’m more committed now than I ever was,” President Trump remarked. “If you think of what we’ve done, we had the largest tax cut in the history of our country, we had the largest regulation cuts in our history of our country, we had the safest Southern border in the history of our country, we had the least amount of drugs in decades and decades. Right now, it’s ten times the drugs are pouring into our Southern border as when I left.”
“As someone who has won the New Hampshire presidential primary not once, but twice, I know better than anybody what a special role this state and its people play in choosing America’s presidents.” President Donald J. Trump
Aboard Trump Force One en route to South Carolina, President Trump set the record straight during a press gaggle with reporters.
President Trump speaks to travelling press pool.
President Trump deplanes Trump Force One at Columbia Metropolitan Airport
At the State Capitol in Columbia, SC, President Trump unveiled his campaign’s South Carolina leadership team – a roster of the biggest names in state politics.
(From left to right) Former Lt. Governor André Bauer, Congressman Joe Wilson, Congressman Russell Fry, Lt. Governor Pamela Evette, Governor Henry McMaster, President Donald J. Trump, Senator Lindsay Graham, Congressman Will Timmons, Hon. Ed McMullen, and U.S. Attorney Peter McCoy.
Among the leaders who announced their endorsements of President Trump are:
Governor Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina
Senator Lindsey Graham, U.S. Senator from South Carolina
Congressman Joe Wilson, U.S. Representative from South Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District
Congressman William Timmons, U.S. Representative from South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District
Congressman Russell Fry, U.S. Representative from South Carolina’s 7th Congressional District
Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
Treasurer Curtis Loftis, Treasurer of South Carolina
The Honorable Ed McMullen, Former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein
The Honorable André Bauer, Former Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
The Honorable Peter McCoy, Former U.S. Attorney for South Carolina
WATCH: Congressman Russell Fry Introduces President Trump at The South Carolina State Capitol
Speaking at a packed Capitol building, President Trump vowed to return our Middle Class prosperity by taking on China and putting an end to our government’s out-of-control spending. He also vowed to implement a historic series of reforms to save America education, including the direct election of public school principals by the parents. And he pledged to restore free speech in America.
“The 2024 election is our one shot to save our country—and we need a leader who is ready to do that on Day One. 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, stand up to the RINOs, stand up to the globalists and China, and stand up for America.” President Donald J. Trump
“To change the whole system, you need a president who can take-on the whole system—and a President that can win... There is only one president who has ever challenged the entire establishment in Washington—and with your vote next year, we will do it again.” President Donald J. Trump
Before leaving for Mar-a-Lago, President Trump swung by local eatery Zesto in Columbia, South Carolina and surprised staff, patrons, and supporters!
President Trump shakes hands with a young staff member at Zesto in Columbia, South Carolina
President Trump poses with workers during his stop at Zesto in Columbia, South Carolina
Photo: Doug Mills, The New York Times
Workers at Zesto say a prayer over President Trump following his speech at the State Capitol where he declared: "We need the blessings from God. Our country is in big trouble." Watch the moment here
The latest polls show President Trump and the MAGA movement leading the field in both New Hampshire and South Carolina, but our mission is far from over.
President Trump promised the good people of New Hampshire and South Carolina that he will return many times in the months ahead to share his bold and ambitious agenda. President Trump is more committed than ever in his fight to save America!
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