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Former President Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 campaign by visiting two early-voting states: New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Video footage captured large crowds waiting to see President Trump as he arrived in New Hampshire.
In comparison, President Joe Biden visited New Hampshire in April and attracted far fewer people.
President Trump today in New Hampshire.. ❤️🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲 pic.twitter.com/KN6sAayy8G
— 🇺🇲Ultra MAGA Trump Gal🇺🇲 (@RedactedKelly45) January 28, 2023
Joe Biden New Hampshire April 19, 2022
Donald Trump New Hampshire Jan 28, 2023 pic.twitter.com/yL1hRnoBbV
— Joni Job (@jj_talking) January 28, 2023
Trump said that New Hampshire will turn red in 2024:
President Donald J. Trump speaks at the NH Rep State Committee Meeting "We're going to turn New Hampshire red." https://t.co/9CHROrLp2A pic.twitter.com/T3dNLdoqbT
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) January 28, 2023
“I’m more angry now and more committed now than I ever was!” Trump said.
“I’m more angry now and more committed now than I ever was!”
Pres. Donald Trump in New Hampshire RIGHT NOW on @OANN! pic.twitter.com/WWMUjsm1Lp
— Daniel Baldwin (@baldwin_daniel_) January 28, 2023
In South Carolina, Trump said, “The 2024 election is our one shot to save our country, and we need a leader who is ready to do that on day one. We need a fighter who can stand up to the left, who can stand up to the swamp, stand up to the media, stand up to the deep state.”
“Am I allowed to say stand up to the RINOs?” Trump said, referring to an acronym for “Republican in Name Only.”
“To stand up to the globalists and China, and stand up for America. And that’s what we do, we stand up for America. You need a president who can take on the whole system and a president that can win.”
“Together we will complete the unfinished business of making America great again.”
“This campaign will be about the future. This campaign will be about issues,” Trump said.
“Joe Biden has put America on the fast track to ruin and destruction, and we will ensure that he does not receive four more years,” Trump said.
“We’re going to stop the left-wing radical racists and perverts who are trying to indoctrinate our youth. And we’re going to get their Marxist hands off of our children. We’re going to defeat the cult of gender ideology and reaffirm that God created two genders, called men and women,” Trump said.
“We’re not going to allow men to play in women’s sports. We’re going to save the dignity of women and we’re going to save women’s sports itself.”
“It’s a very important state, first in the South,” Trump said. “And there were people wanting to move it. I said, ‘We’re not moving South Carolina.’”