Trump Booed In Red State?

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On Saturday, former President Donald Trump arrived at Williams-Brice Stadium only to be greeted by loud booing.

Trump, who is currently leading the 2024 Republican presidential race arrived in South Carolina ahead of the Palmetto Bowl to watch the football game between Clemson University’s Tigers and South Carolina’s Gamecocks.

Trump who had won in the state in 2020 against President Joe Biden by 12 points. The early voting state is considered key in the presidential election and Trump continues to lead by double digits against all other Republican candidates in the primary race, which includes former state Governor Nikki Haley.

Local media reports noted that Clemson alumna Haley skipped the annual rivalry football game.

Governor Henry McMaster invited Trump to watch the football game. McMaster took over as Governor after Trump appointed Haley as his United Nations ambassador in 2017.

In the videos from the game posted on social media, the crowd could be heard booing and cheering when Trump arrived at the game in his black SUV.

The clips from the game were shared on X, formerly known as Twitter. WHNS, local station, director Beth Hoole posted a minute-long clip from the game in which the booing could be heard.

The video was then reshared by 11Alive journalist Cody Alcorn who referred to it as an “explicit welcome.”

Despite the booing crowd was not completely hostile towards the former President as some people were chanting “USA” and “We Want Trump” which started up every time Trump was shown on the jumbotron.

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