by Sam Spence
With less than three hours to go before before the polls close in South Carolina's midterm election primaries, President Donald Trump has backed state Rep. Katie Arrington in her bid to upset Congressman Mark Sanford in the 1st District, which includes much of the Charleston area.
Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2018
In a sharply worded tweet at 4:12 p.m., Trump noted that Sanford "has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA." The President of the United States then called the congressman and former S.C. governor, "MIA and nothing but trouble." Before endorsing Arrington, he said that Sanford was "better off in Argentina," referring to Sanford's infamous overseas affair during his second term in office.No telling how Trump finally got word that Sanford was facing some stiff primary opposition today with 168 minutes before the polls close, but Trump's endorsement could definitely have come at a better time. In recent weeks, Arrington, a freshman state representative, has moved her polling numbers closer to Sanford. Arrington has built her campaign on her allegiance to Trump, tying Sanford to the #NeverTrump movement.