Details for Donald Trump’s first SC 2024 presidential campaign event announced | Palmetto Politics


COLUMBIA — When former President Donald Trump holds his first public campaign event in South Carolina later this month, he’ll be taking a page out of Ronald Reagan’s playbook. Sort of.

In 1980, when Reagan delivered a 45-minute speech on the Statehouse steps in Columbia, he had already clinched the GOP presidential nomination. Red, white and blue balloons floated through the air as the former movie star turned and smiled at the cameras while an estimated 10,000 people cheered him on.

But paperwork filed with state government officials this week shows Trump’s planned Jan. 28 rally on steps at the Statehouse will be a decidedly smaller affair, with organizers saying that they are planning for 500 attendees.

The reduced crowd size, a departure from Trump’s…

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