Donald Trump, the former president, has planned a large Independence Day celebration for South Carolina.
The former president will speak in Pickens, South Carolina, the most pro-Trump region in the state. Trump won both presidential elections in South Carolina, but his margin of victory was greatest in Pickens County.
The rally will be held in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a departure from the former president’s usual stadium rallies. Given that Pickens County is adjacent to North Carolina and is less than an hour’s journey from Northeast Georgia, it may attract supporters from multiple states.
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On Independence Day, the former president will attempt to capitalize on what can only be described as the enthusiasm following his indictment. In addition to generating significant funds, a CBS News poll conducted after the indictment revealed that Trump had the largest victory margin over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Trump leads his closest competitor by 38 points among likely Republican primary voters and receives 61 percent of the vote.
If re-elected, Trump has pledged to host a large Fourth of July celebration to commemorate the country’s 250th birthday. “In three years, the United States will celebrate the greatest and most significant milestone in our nation’s history,” said Trump. “A celebration of 250 years of American independence. What a fantastic nation! And we must maintain the status quo.”
There are proposals to form a task force at the White House titled “Salute to America 250.”
“On day one, I will convene a White House task force called Salute to America 250,” said Trump. “It will be responsible for coordinating with state and local governments to ensure not just one day of celebration, but an entire year of festivities across the nation, starting on Memorial Day 2025 and continuing through July 4th, 2026.”
In addition to honoring a brand-new national monument, the festivities will feature a “Great American State Fair.”
The local South Carolina newspaper Post and Courier reported:
The July 1 event, which was initially announced by the city of Pickens, will mark Trump’s second visit to South Carolina since commencing his 2024 presidential campaign.
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The campaign stop will put the former president in the friendliest political territory he can find in South Carolina, in the northwest corner of the Upstate. CONTINUE READING…