U.S. Politics

Mark Sanford loses South Carolina primary after President Trump endorses opponent

President Donald Trump is crediting his Election-Day tweet in part for the defeat of a South Carolina Republican congressman who has been critical of his administration. Trump tweeted Wednesday that his advisers didn’t want him to get involved in the Republican primary, thinking Rep. Mark Sanford “would easily win.” But Trump says Rep. Katie Arrington “was such a good candidate, and Sanford was so bad, I had to give it a shot.” Arrington narrowly defeated Sanford after Trump tweeted that Sanford had been unhelpful, adding, “He is better off in Argentina.”


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