Less than three hours before polls closed in South Carolina, U.S. president Donald Trump weighed in on the Palmetto State’s first district congressional race between third-term congressman Mark Sanford and his challenger, first term state representative Katie Arrington.
In a tweet sent at 4:15 p.m. EDT, Trump said Sanford “has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA.”
“He is MIA and nothing but trouble,” Trump added. “He is better off in Argentina.”
That’s a reference to Sanford’s spectacular fall from grace nearly a decade ago, when the former two-term Palmetto State governor was caught lying about his whereabouts as he pursued a taxpayer-funded extramarital affair with on-again, off-again lover Maria Belen Chapur.
“I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in (South Carolina), a state I love,” Trump continued. “She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!”
“I am grateful for the President’s support,” Arrington said in a statement. “I look forward to working together with him to drain the swamp and continue making America great again.”
Obviously endorsements don’t come any bigger than this … but is Trump weighing in too late?
Or … has his political team seen something to suggest Arrington is going to upset Sanford?
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