Trump broke the internet and the town!
The South Carolina rally held by former President Donald Trump on Saturday attracted a massive crowd, surpassing the population of the hosting town. Despite Pickens, a town with approximately 3,400 residents, Trump drew over 50,000 attendees who filled the downtown venue and lined the surrounding streets, as confirmed by Pickens police chief Randal Beach. Beach stated that an exact count was difficult, but he estimated the rally’s attendance to be somewhere between 50,000 and 55,000 individuals.
According to Fox, South Carolina’s early presidential primary makes it a popular destination for Republican candidates, many of whom have already hosted events in the state. However, none of the other contenders managed to generate the same level of audience as Trump, who continues to dominate the 2024 polls.
The Make America Great Again Inc. PAC emphasized the unmatched enthusiasm witnessed in Pickens, attributing it to Trump’s accomplishments for the American people. CEO Taylor Budowich highlighted Trump’s fulfillment of promises, including Supreme Court decisions on issues such as ending racist college admissions, protecting religious liberty, and halting an illegal student loan forgiveness scheme. Budowich noted that the immense turnout in Pickens, South Carolina, even in scorching temperatures exceeding 90 degrees, demonstrated the strong support for Trump’s leadership.
The rally on Saturday marked a return to the large-scale events characteristic of Trump’s previous presidential campaigns and significantly impacted the downtown area of Pickens. Trump expressed his appreciation for the thousands of South Carolina patriots gathered on Main Street, aligning with their values of faith, family, and country to kick off the Fourth of July weekend.
The tens of thousands of attendees, who started queuing the night before, echoed the sentiments expressed by the president. Greg and Robin Pressley traveled over three hours from Tennessee to support Trump, whom they consider the best president in history, praising his policies and character. Shelley Fox from Spartanburg, another Trump supporter since 2016, didn’t even consider other candidates for the upcoming election.
Various other candidates, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former Governor Nikki Haley, and Senator Tim Scott, have also held events in South Carolina, but none garnered the same level of fervor as Trump’s rally.