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Trump Revs Up 2024 Campaign with Stops in Battleground States New Hampshire and South Carolina

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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In a two-stop campaign blitz on Saturday, former President Donald Trump visited New Hampshire and South Carolina – two critical early voting states. Bolstered by strong primary polls, in which he is shown to have double-digit leads over would-be GOP contenders, Trump used the two appearances to lambast the failures of the Biden administration and lay out some of the main components of his policy platform.

During his visit to New Hampshire, Trump announced outgoing New Hampshire GOP Chair Stephen Stepanek as his Senior Advisor in the Granite State, which has long been home to the first primary in the nation. Earlier this year, however, Democrats controversially pushed the New Hampshire primary further back in the calendar for their party’s primaries. Trump criticized that decision in his remarks, voicing his support of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation tradition: “I’ve been your defender, and I’ve refused to let any Republican… even think about taking that cherished status away,” he said. “Joe Biden lost it badly, and it was a very tough time. He had a humiliating fifth place defeat, and now he’s taking a revenge on the voters of your state by cruelly and disgracefully trashing this beloved political tradition.”

Later in the speech, Trump outlined plans to crack down on illegal immigration, halt the flow of deadly drugs coming across the southern border, cut federal funding for schools that promote Critical Race Theory, restore American energy independence, end trade reliance on China, and root out corruption in Washington. He also signaled he would return to the Granite State several times in the months ahead for his signature campaign rallies. “I’m more angry now and I’m more committed now than I ever was,” Trump told the New Hampshire crowd—a clear sign of his energy and enthusiasm as the long-awaited presidential primary season approaches.

Trump then headed south to the Palmetto State, another early primary battleground. He announced his South Carolina leadership team, which includes Governor Henry McMaster, Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette, and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. “This campaign will be about the future. This campaign will be about issues. 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 said at the South Carolina statehouse in Columbia.

“The 2024 election is our one shot to save our country and we need a leader who’s ready to do that on day one,” he said, noting he is the best positioned Republican leader to “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 globalists and China, and stand up for America.” Trump continued: “There’s only one president who has ever challenged the entire establishment in Washington, and with your vote next year, we will do it again.”

The former president proceeded to take swipes at Joe Biden, who Trump said “has brought us to the brink of World War III,” as well as lay out a handful of policy positions. The 45th president said he would make it his “personal mission” to help every South Carolina family attain a middle-class lifestyle. To beat inflation, Trump said, “we will stop the government’s spending insanity” and “rebuild the greatest economy in the history of the world… I did it before, and I’ll do it again, and it won’t even be difficult.”

On cultural issues, Trump promised to “stop the left-wing radical racists and perverts who are trying to indoctrinate our youth, and we’re going to get their Marxist hands off of our children,” further pledging to “defeat the cult of gender ideology and reaffirm that God created two genders: men and women. We’re not going to allow men to play women’s sports.”

Trump also took aim at what he called the “weaponization” of the Biden Justice Department, which he pledged to stop should he regain power of the White House next November.

Prior to Trump’s remarks, Congressman Russell Fry told the Columbia crowd that “Never before in the history of the South Carolina primary has a presidential candidate received this much support this early in the day”—demonstrating the extraordinary level of support behind the former president more than a year before the state’s primary.

As primary season continues to kick into gear, it has become clear that the momentum is on Trump’s side—and he still retains his status as the party’s leader. Therefore, as potential challengers contemplate whether or not to take on Trump, it is becoming increasingly likely that they will be fighting an uphill battle.

Aaron Flanigan is the pen name of a writer in Washington, D.C.

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Alicia
Alicia
1 year ago

The war for our country is real and it is on our own soil. Let’s look at what was created by our President, Donald Trump and know that he has proven he can and will get the job done. Don’t let your guards down in support, contributions, and understand that the other party plays dirty. We all need to approach this differently even the President to look to lead the country and all its people with a spirit built in success of what is to come for all. We have survived from a diverse background of people and all have a contribution to give back in service, in communities, old and young, impoverished and poor, education, and struggling families within each state. We must come together for the whole and embolden the few to look for solutions to unite our country together! Be bold in setting a new agenda in capturing the many with a positive stance in solutions grabbing the hearts of all Americans.

Rick
Rick
1 year ago

President Trump’s time has past, if he were to be reelected he would be a lame duck right from the
get go. America needs a president who can serve two terms.
Author Aaron Flanigan seems to be out of touch with the real world, Trumps base of support has
eroded and it will be an uphill battle to win the Republican nomination. His chance of winning the general election is dubious at best.

Felix
Felix
1 year ago

This country needs President Trump, a lot of his critics like his policies, but not his personality, I like what Senator Graham (who I’m not comfortable with) said, “Only Trump can be Trump in the policies he institutes”, (paraphrase quote). Even though he says things that could be offensive, most of the time that he does, he is calling out people, like fake news, RINO’s and others that hate Making America Great Again, I also think that until DeSantis jumps into the race for president, Trump should not attack him, once he declares he’s in the race, all bets are off, but until then do not call DeSantis some of the names he has called him, doing that now could split his base and the whole Republican Party.

Phoenix
Phoenix
1 year ago

Trump will never be president again. He is not a part of the club. The club did well to limit him to one term and of that only two years where he did a few things that were quickly erased.

They absolutely do not want to deal with that again.

Anyone who thinks we have real elections is a fool.

He could get 2x of old joes mythical 81 million votes and it won’t be enough.

It has nothing to do with what they people may or may not want

Stephen V
Stephen V
1 year ago

I would love to see Trump elected again.
The only thing that worries me is China releasing another devastating virus in retaliation for his anti-China policies

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

TRUMP 2024
DeSantis 2028-2032
12 years to fix the damage done by Joe Biden and the Democrats.
We must not let the Democrats/RINOs divide & conquer the GOP

PaulE
PaulE
1 year ago

I watched both rallies on Saturday and President Trump outlined a set of sane, very workable policies for getting this country back on track after all the destruction the Biden administration unleashed on this country. The goals are attainable and they make perfect economic and constitutional sense. He acknowledges that the biggest obsticle he would face would be the administrative state that will fight him every step of the way. Washington doesn’t want change. Washington wants to simply oversee the forced, managed decline of the United States to a second or third rate world power, that is completely dependent on China by 2030 or 2035 at the latest.

So Trump realizes this time around, that no “lifers” (my term for life long Washington insiders) in Washington can be trusted in key posts within his administration and he will have to bring in people from outside the Beltway to the greatest degree possible. Unlike his first term, where he relied on horrible personnel advice from the likes of Reince Priebus and other so-called Washington insiders. By the way, that would also be true of virtually any other Republican candidate the people might opt to select who would claim they are trying to copy Trump’s policies. What President Trump brings to the table is the drive and business savvy to get things done. Someone who isn’t afraid to fight the people that are committed to America’s downfall. That is what is needed, if the goal is to actually succeed as opposed to simply talk and talk and talk and do next to nothing.

The upcoming Republican primaries will be very interesting to watch. Everyone will have their chance to put forth their plans, in detail, on how they will address ALL the issues facing this country. We have economic, national security, and a whole host of inter-connected issues that the Biden administration has created for this country to try and undo. Hopefully the American people actually pay attention and listen carefully and not just pick someone who sounds nice or “looks presidential”. That would be how ignorant children make decisions and we no longer have the luxury of time before too many issues become irreversible. I have no doubt a lot of the Republican presidential candidates will try to speak in vague generalities that say nothing. That’s what the professional politcial class does. Those are the ones you should avoid at all costs, because they offer no real solutions. Just empty talk and “business as usual”.

Of course we still have to find a way to get the Republicans at the state level to actually restore some semblance of integrity to the voting system or the election in 2024 will just result in another Democrat sitting in the White House.

Liz Hunter
Liz Hunter
1 year ago

President Trump will win the presidency in 2024. He started the “MAGA” make America great again program in our country. He has been fighting against the deep state, the Democrats, and has confronted and kept at bay the world’s most evil US enemies such as the UN’s Agenda 2030 determination for a One World government using the covid plandemic, Great Reset, W.H.O., and WEF programs. He has always been a strong leader and I believe he was cheated out of the 2020 election through fraud (mail-in ballots and such) during the last 2 years, we’ve seen the Biden crew (Marxists) come in and wreck the MAGA-winning projects Trump had going during his four years – even booming the US statistics concurrent with MSM the fake news media lambasting him day and night about anything (mostly lies), the Democrats and some RINOs in Congress undermined him and had secret meetings and knew the entire time about Russia gate being fraudulent… he went through all four years doing his duty as president. He kept peace in the world, with no military-industrial complex wars, and he deserves another go at Making America Great Again! He did some amazing things for America and we the people: Look: magapill.com

Chad
Chad
1 year ago

Mr Trump’s time has come and gone, he should step aside and let a less polarizing candidate step up.

johnh
johnh
1 year ago

The latest poll I saw this week show Trump at 32% approval rating. It is time for Trump to step aside & support another Republican candidate in the 2024 election. His rants on Truth Social this week are not helping any, especially when he calls a woman “Horse Face” & also fails to note that this is an American citizen. Every time he does this, he loses at least that one vote.

Maria Kujawa
Maria Kujawa
1 year ago

Yesss! I have grandchildren who are HOMESCHOOLED, thank God by my bright daughter who refused to expose them to the transgender Marxist, proabortion, stifled & masked teachers & families. At home she can teach them about our Constitution, & our God who blessed us with precious life…. Life that should not be assassinated beforehand. There, they are not confused about what a face looks like or what a woman is. Our family loves AMAC, we love Trump, (why doesn’t EVERYONE want what he gives us??…. The best economy, no war, energy independence, etc) … we love our God & our country, America!

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 year ago

TRUMP 2024.

johnh
johnh
1 year ago

In 2018, Trump had this comment about taking the 5th: “you see the mob takes the Fifth, and………”. Fast forward to this week, & the news has Trump refusing to answer any questions & takes the Fifth which must be over 100-times. He has just joined the mob in his own words & is combative & obstructing justice. Not a good candidate for 2024.

Surrender in chief
Surrender in chief
1 year ago

Trump said he would stop the war in Ukraine in under 24 hours.
But the only thing has ever been able to get done with that fast is a bucket of KFC lol

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