President Donald Trump has made a few visits to North Carolina and South Carolina since being elected president. He won both South Carolina and North Carolina’s electoral votes in the 2016 election and has good relationships with both U.S. Sens. Richard Burr and Lindsey Graham, [former N.C.] Gov. Pat McCrory and [S.C. Gov.] Henry McMaster and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley.
He made his first visit to North Carolina in October 2017 for a campaign fundraiser dinner in Greensboro at the home of Louis DeJoy [and Aldona Wos], who served as the director of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services under [former] Gov. Pat McCrory, and now serves as vice chairwoman of the president’s commission on White House Fellowships.
And President Donald Trump has also visited South Carolina since being elected president. He made his first South Carolina visit since being elected, on Feb. 17, 2017, in North Charleston at the Boeing plant, where the company rolled out the [newest] Dreamliner aircraft from its assembly plant. President Trump also was in Greenville on Oct. 16, 2017, to support Gov. Henry McMaster’s … bid for South Carolina governor. He spoke at the Embassy Suites in Greenville flanked by Gov. Henry McMaster himself.
President Trump has a love for North Carolina and South Carolina and has appreciated winning North Carolina and South Carolina’s electoral votes in the 2016 presidential election. He has been to North Carolina and South Carolina many times and looks forward to coming back to the region.
— Steven Hawkins
Editor’s note: Hawkins reports that he is a newspaper freelance writer who started writing letters to the editor in 2014. His letters have appeared in newspapers in both North and South Carolina.