Donald Trump endorsed by SC Gov. Henry McMaster. Nikki Haley, Tim Scott still watching 2024 | Palmetto Politics


Hours after former President Donald Trump launched his third bid for the White House, Gov. Henry McMaster made it official: He’s all in for Trump in 2024.

“Governor Henry McMaster has consistently supported President Trump and he will continue to do so,” McMaster’s spokesman Brian Symmes told The Post and Courier on Nov. 16.  

Asked if this amounted to an endorsement, he confirmed: “Yes it is.”

The backing illustrates how Trump’s announcement is already sending ripples through South Carolina, where it could affect the political futures of two of the state’s most popular Republicans: former Gov. Nikki Haley and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, both of whom are mulling potential bids.

A Haley spokeswoman did not respond to questions from The Post and Courier on Nov. 16,…

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