Trump celebrates South Carolina victory, says Biden will be ‘fired’ in November

Former President Trump celebrated his easy win in South Carolina’s Republican primary on Saturday night and predicted he would beat President Biden in a rematch, likely in November.

In his speech, President Trump praised various politicians who had worked with him in the days leading up to the Palmetto State’s Republican primary. He easily defeated Governor Nikki Haley.

Shortly after praising his family, Trump accused Biden of “destroying our country” and said he would defeat the current commander-in-chief in the Nov. 5 general election.

“On November 5th, we’re going to be here and we’re going to look Joe Biden in the eye. And we’re going to look him in the eye,” Trump said as the king cheered loudly. “He’s destroying our country, so we’re going to say, ‘Joe, you’re fired. Get out. Get out, Joe. You’re fired.'”

The former president then jokingly wondered if a general election could be held sooner, saying “nine months” is “a long time”.

“I wish we could have done it sooner,” President Trump said shortly before speaking to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (Republican). “Nine months is a long time. I wish we had done it sooner, Governor.”

President Trump said he had never seen the Republican Party so “united” “right now.”

“And what I’m saying is, I’ve never seen the Republican Party as united as it is right now,” Trump said. “Nothing like this has ever happened.”

Later in his speech, he thanked members of Congress who have shown support for his work in the Oval Office.

“And our party is more energized than ever,” President Trump said. “And what I’m saying is there’s never been unity. There’s never been unity in our party.”

The former president singled out his longtime ally in Congress, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), saying she is “the hardest worker.”

President Trump said the Georgia congresswoman was “a very special woman.” “The woman who was actually out on the campaign trail today is the hardest working woman. The most incredible woman. She’s respected by everyone. She’s very smart. And we’re happy to have her on our side. I’m really happy.”

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