Mon, Oct 16, 2017: Trump endorses Henry McMaster in South Carolina governor race

President Trump blew into Greenville with all of the grandeur befitting a president Monday for a two-and-a-half hour whirlwind visit with his friend and early campaign supporter, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, who Trump endorsed at a private fundraiser.

The event was closed to the media despite earlier plans to allow pool reporters from one newspaper and two television stations inside.

Trump, in a video posted online by The State, called McMaster his friend and compatriot who “worked hours that are unbelievable” as an early supporter of Trump’s campaign.

“It is my honor to give my endorsement to Henry McMaster. He’s going to be, for many years, a great governor.”

Trump called McMaster “a terrific man, a terrific person who works so hard. He loves South Carolina. He loves the people of South Carolina.”

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