(JustPatriots.com)- On Saturday morning, the former president will give a speech in New Hampshire before making a campaign swing in South Carolina as his campaign starts to build the foundation in crucial early primary states.
An early focus on states like New Hampshire and South Carolina could pay off as the race heats up in the months and year ahead, especially considering several politicians from both states are seen as potential challengers to Trump, such as Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), and Governor Chris Sununu. Trump remains the only Republican candidate in the 2024 primary field (R-NH).
In January, Nikki Haley expressed her belief that she may be the leader the country needs, while Chris Sununu said that he was being encouraged to run.
Trump is scheduled to visit Salem, New Hampshire, where he “will make the main presentation to hundreds of party leaders, elected officials, and activists attending the New Hampshire GOP’s annual gathering.”
The former President has released a plethora of videos outlining robust policy platforms on a variety of topics, such as a thorough plan to defend free speech, a goal to combat drug cartels in a manner akin to the Islamic State, and a strategy to protect America’s economic “Crown Jewels” from communist China. His favorability has increased significantly since December, by 15 points, as a result of these videos, according to a recent Economist/YouGov survey.
Steve Stepanek, the chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, said in a statement that the party is “happy” about Trump’s visit and commended him for fighting to retain New Hampshire as the nation’s first primary state after the Iowa Caucus.
The second primary state of South Carolina will host an “intimate” campaign gathering where Trump will introduce his leadership team after his keynote speech in the Granite State, Politico’s Alex Isenstadt first reported earlier this month. According to Fox News, Gov. Henry McMaster (R-SC) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), two of the most well-known and influential officials in the Palmetto State, will join Trump in South Carolina. Graham was one of Trump’s rivals in the 2016 race.
Trump added during his announcement that if the movement remained solid and unified, “we will break the forces of oppression, and we will unleash the glories of liberty for ourselves and for our children and for centuries yet to come.”
Trump said that “the Golden Age of America is just ahead.”