Trump Campaigns for South Carolina Governor, and Talks About Himself

June 26, 2018

President Donald Trump traveled to one of his friendliest states Monday to help a supporter, avoid political embarrassment, and talk about himself.

While praising South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster during a campaign rally, Trump told voters that the "fake news" is all too eager to criticize him if McMaster loses a primary runoff on Tuesday.

"So, please, get your asses out tomorrow and vote," Trump joked to supporters packed into a high school gym near the Columbia airport.

While praising McMaster as an early supporter of his — "Henry was there at the beginning" — Trump recited a familiar litany of campaign themes while adding a riff on an unusual topic: Late-night talk show hosts.

Echoing a tweet from earlier in the day, Trump bashed NBC's Jimmy Fallon over apologizing for a somewhat gentle "Tonight Show" interview in 2016, including an infamous tussling of Trump's hair. "Be a man," Trump said of Fallon.

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