(TheRedWire.com) – Former President Donald Trump at an event in Columbia said he would be launching his presidential campaign staff in South Carolina.
Other notable individuals attending the event included Republican Governor Henry McMaster, who is a vocal supporter of Trump’s 2024 presidential bid, and Senator Lindsey Graham, who is likely to endorse Trump soon.
However, not everyone is in favor of Graham being around Trump. Steve Bannon, one of Trump’s former advisers during his War Room program on Real America’s Voice, called the Senator a “snake” and warned Trump against keeping Graham close.
Bannon notably said that he did not know why Graham was hanging around Trump and that “he’s a cancer.” He further added that Graham was Mitch McConnell’s “mini-me” and that Trump should be warned against allowing Graham to be around him.
Despite Bannon’s comments, Graham’s support could be instrumental for Trump in South Carolina, especially since Senator Tim Scott and former Governor Nikki Haley are both considered presidential hopefuls in 2024.
Katon Dawson, former South Carolina GOP chair, said that Haley was the first real chance that they had at a South Carolinian winning the presidency since George Washington.
This is not the first time that Bannon had attacked Graham. Previously he had called out the Senator for not providing enough support to Trump, and for being one of the five Republicans that supported certain portions of president Joe Biden’s political agenda. He added that Graham was doing all of that out of fear that he would lose voters and support.
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