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President Trump endorses Gov. McMaster ahead of Tuesday's primary

President Donald Trump tweeted his "full endorsement" for Governor Henry McMaster ahead of Tuesday's primary election.

President Donald Trump tweeted his "full endorsement" for Governor Henry McMaster ahead of Tuesday's primary election.

President Trump posted about Gov. McMaster on Saturday afternoon, talking about the current governor being "with [President Trump] from the beginning." He also discussed Gov. McMaster's stance on crime, borders, and the military.

Gov. McMaster responded to the endorsement, saying that he and President Trump "will keep South Carolina winning, winning, winning!"

Gov. McMaster is running for his first full term as governor; he was appointed in January 2017 after Nikki Haley was named the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

He is featured on the Republican ballot, along with current Lieutenant Governor Kevin Bryant, former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill, former public health chief Catherine Templeton, and Greenville businessman John Warren.

In October 2017, President Trump attended an event that marked the start of Gov. McMaster's 2018 gubernatorial campaign.

Voting on June 12 runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.






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