Donald Trump welcomed onto field during break at Palmetto Bowl
Donald Trump is at Williams-Brice Stadium for the Palmetto Bowl between South Carolina and Clemson.
It was announced the former president and 2024 hopeful would be in attendance earlier this week, and he was welcomed onto the field during halftime of the contest.
Donald Trump is on the field. pic.twitter.com/wcPoaBRPHl
— Jon Blau (@Jon_Blau) November 26, 2023
It’s hard to tell from the video, but it seems he drew mixed reactions from the South Carolina crowd — a state that voted red in the 2020 election. Trump is attending the game alongside South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.
As he continues his campaigning for the 2024 election, Trump is likely looking to win over some South Carolina voters ahead of the state’s First in the South Republican Presidential Primary in just a few months. Earlier this season, Trump made an appearance at the Iowa vs. Iowa State game alongside Florida Gov. Ron Desantis and a few other presidential hopefuls.
It’s hard to say if a Trump victory in 2024 would be an upset or not, but it would certainly be an upset if South Carolina can pull out a win over Clemson on Saturday. The Gamecocks trail 13-7 early in the second half, and they’re looking for a late surge to secure bowl eligibility.