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Trump to Hold 2024 Campaign Rally in South Carolina Amid Legal Scrutiny

Former President Trump to Hold 2024 Campaign Rally in South Carolina Amid Legal Scrutiny

Former President Donald Trump is set to hold a 2024 campaign rally in Pickens, South Carolina, on Saturday, as he continues to face increasing legal scrutiny over his handling of classified documents.

The rally will be Trump’s first in South Carolina since he announced his intention to run for president again in 2024. It comes as the former president is facing a federal indictment in Florida on charges of making false statements to the FBI about classified documents he retained after leaving office.

In a recent audio recording, Trump was heard admitting that he had kept a “highly confidential” Pentagon paper about a potential attack on Iran after he left the White House. The recording has raised questions about whether Trump may have shown off classified materials to people who did not have clearance to view them.

Trump has denied any wrongdoing, and his campaign has dismissed the DOJ’s investigation as a “witch hunt.” However, the rally in South Carolina is likely to be a closely watched event, as it will provide Trump with an opportunity to rally his supporters and defend himself against the charges against him.

The rally is also likely to be a test of Trump’s popularity in South Carolina, which is a key early voting state. Trump won the state by a comfortable margin in both 2016 and 2020. However, his popularity in the state has declined since he left office, and some polls have shown him trailing former Vice President Mike Pence in a hypothetical Republican primary.

The rally in South Carolina will be Trump’s first major public appearance since the release of the audio recording. It will be a chance for him to address the charges against him and to try to rally his supporters ahead of the 2024 election.