Gov. Henry McMaster rankles audience at South Carolina State's graduation when he mentions Trump
ORANGEBURG — Gentle applause greeted Gov. Henry McMaster at the outset of his speech Friday at South Carolina State University’s commencement ceremony, but he quickly rankled members of audience at the mention of his political ally, President Donald Trump.
Speaking to the graduating class about the importance of never giving up in order to achieve a dream, McMaster relayed the story of his ascension to the highest executive office in the state.
“Against much advice, I supported Donald Trump who won,” McMaster said, as cries from the bleachers mounted. “Some said it was impossible — that he’d never win. He did.”
After President Trump won the election, he made former Gov. Nikki Haley his ambassador to the United Nations and McMaster, then the lieutenant governor, assumed her office.