With the much-anticipated South Carolina primary only about three weeks away, former President Donald Trump’s surrogates are turning up the heat against his opponent, Nikki Haley, who used to be the state’s governor.
A pair of Republican congress members joined two state lawmakers on the steps of the Horry County Court House in Conway, S.C., for a news conference on Feb. 1. They highlighted reasons they support President Trump and contrasted him with both Ms. Haley and Democrat President Joe Biden.
The former president is leading Ms. Haley in South Carolina by about 27 points in the RealClearPolitics average of opinion polls; he leads her by double that margin, 54 percent, in the national average.
President Trump’s allies described Ms. Haley’s “weakness” on China and other reasons they believe support for her appears to be lagging in her home state.
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