Trump betting on McMaster in South Carolina runoff

Trump betting on McMaster in South Carolina runoff
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going all-in for a South Carolina governor in a tense runoff election, betting that his last-minute appearance will help make the difference.

Trump was campaigning Monday for Republican Gov. Henry McMaster in West Columbia, S.C. McMaster had endorsed Trump’s presidential run.

The South Carolina campaign rally carries some political risk for the president if McMaster gets tripped up in Tuesday’s primary against businessman John Warren.

Vice President Mike Pence joined McMaster at a campaign event, and the president has used his massive Twitter following on McMaster’s behalf.

Trump tweeted Monday that he was traveling “to one of my favorite places, South Carolina, to fight for one of my original “fighters,” Governor Henry McMaster.”