Tomorrow, Trump will be visiting two critical early primary states: South Carolina and New Hampshire. This will be the first time Trump has campaigned outside of Florida since his November 2022 announcement.
Despite once saying he was a “Trump guy through and through,” New Hampshire’s Republican Governor Chis Sununu recently called Trump “f—— crazy” and has made no plans to attend his event hosted by the NH GOP. Sununu is mulling a presidential bid himself.
Trump will be getting an equally frosty reception in South Carolina, where he is hemorrhaging support. Not only are “a lot of South Carolina Republican politicians [are] finding excuses to avoid the State House MAGA celebration,” but 2024 hopefuls from the Palmetto state Nikki Haley and Tim Scott will also be skipping the event. Haley is expected to announce her Presidential run imminently.
“Trump and his handpicked candidates lost big in 2020 and again in 2022,” said American Bridge Spokesperson Grace Hagerty. “Coming off of those losses, Republicans clearly don’t think Trump is a viable candidate. That’s why he isn’t getting the support he needs in key early states like New Hampshire and South Carolina, and why longshot candidates like Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, and Chris Sununu think they can jump into what is sure to be an extremely messy primary.”
Published: Jan 27, 2023