President Joe Biden told attendees at the South Carolina Democratic Party’s “First In the Nation Dinner” Saturday that they are personally responsible for vaulting him into the White House in 2020 and ousting former President Donald Trump.
Biden’s comments, delivered just one week before Democrats cast votes in the party’s first sanctioned primary contest of the 2024 election cycle, capped off a whirlwind week of campaigning from a number of the president’s top surrogates, including Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA), Democratic National Committee chairman Jaime Harrison, and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), a co-chairman of Biden’s reelection effort.
The president opened his speech by thanking the voters of South Carolina, without whom he “wouldn’t be here,” before immediately calling Trump a loser.
President Joe Biden speaks at South Carolina’s First in the Nation dinner on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, at the South