Trump Draws Crowd of 50,000 in Small South Carolina Town

Former President Donald Trump attracted a crowd significantly larger than the population of the town it was held in over the weekend.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Former President Trump attracted over 50,000 people to his South Carolina rally over the weekend, drastically more people than the entire population of the city in which it was held.
  • The leading presidential candidate welcomed the massive crowd in Pickens, South Carolina, a small town of about 3,400 residents.
  • The Make America Great Again Inc. PAC said that no other candidate can match the gathering seen in Pickens because no one else has “delivered for the American people” the way Donald Trump has.
  • “The Supreme Court decisions ending racist college admissions, protecting religious liberty, and stopping an illegal student loan forgiveness scheme were a reminder of how President Trump kept the promises he made to voters,” CEO Taylor Budowich said in a statement.
  • “Mind you, the tens of thousands of patriots that turned out in Pickens, South Carolina did it on a day with temperatures over 90 degrees. The Trump train has left the station and is not stopping until President Trump is seated behind the Resolute Desk.”
  • According to reports, attendees began lining up for the rally the night before, some driving three hours just to see the former president.
  • “Donald Trump’s the best president in history,” said Greg Pressley, a Tennessee resident who crossed state lines to be at the event. “I love his policies. I love the man. I’m here to support him getting back to where he needs to be, to begin with.”
FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP AT HIS MASSIVE SOUTH CAROLINA RALLY SATURDAY:

“There’s nowhere else I’d rather be to kick off the Fourth of July weekend than right here on Main Street, with thousands of hardworking South Carolina patriots who believe in God, family and country,” Trump said.

BACKGROUND:
  • Earlier last week, a poll from Morning Consult revealed that Trump currently holds a strong lead over Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and a smaller lead over Biden for the 2024 presidential election.
  • According to the poll, 57% of Republican voters would vote for Trump over DeSantis (19%).
  • Between Trump and Biden, 44% would vote for Trump and 41% would vote for Biden.
  • Eli Yokely from Morning Consult noted, “These numbers may be best considered as a test of electability — a key issue in party primaries that carries all the more significance this time around given concerns about Trump’s baggage and whether the GOP should work to maintain Trump’s coalition or to try to expand its base.”
  • According to the monthly poll by National Public Affairs (NPA), despite Trump’s recent indictment, Republican primary voters “still strongly support him as their 2024 nominee.”
  • The poll, which gathered responses from 809 likely 2024 Presidential Primary voters in South Carolina, found that “Trump’s federal indictment hasn’t changed anything.”
  • Rather, “nearly one-third of voters say the indictment makes them ‘more likely’ to support him as the nominee and 40% say it ‘doesn’t impact their decision.’”

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