SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster was among those celebrating the president at a Spartanburg event while resistance rallies were held around the country. This President’s Day came exactly one year since Donald Trump’s South Carolina Primary win.
The campaign posters and now infamous slogan helped recapture the 2016 night at the Spartanburg Marriott Hotel.
“I think this gave him the momentum,” said Spartanburg County Republican Women President MaryAnn Riley. “He was saying things that people wanted to hear.”
McMaster served as guest speaker for an event celebrating the president, hosted by the Spartanburg County Republican Women.
“It’s been a great year,” said Governor McMaster. “The election of Mr. Trump is just fantastic.”
Governor McMaster was the first statewide elected official to endorse, then candidate, Donald Trump.
“That spells a new direction for the country — a direction that’s needed,” said McMaster. “I’m very proud of the job he’s doing and I think it’s only going to get better as he has more time to do it.”
It’s a direction that’s seen hurdles with federal judges halting the president’s executive order banning travel from certain countries.
“What he’s done is entirely within the law. What I’m surprised at is some of our judges that are writing these opinions that I say have no basis in legal jurisprudence,” said Governor McMaster. “Some of these opinions, I think, are wrong and I think they’ll be overturned if and when they get to the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Now one month into office supporters says the President is still fitting into the new role.
“I think it’s what we expected. President Trump is a get things done kind of guy,” said Spartanburg County Republican Party Chairman Bill Conley. “His [President] adjustments will come as he gets used to how things are done. He’s doing a great job… this is a working out of people coming in – a transition.”
“Give him a chance.. He has a lot to prove not only to himself but to the nation,” said Riley.
The event featured other speakers, including Attorney General Alan Wilson.