Trump recently announced that he will be launching his presidential campaign staff in South Carolina, a key early primary state, on Tuesday with a special event in Columbia. Among those tipped to appear at the event are the state’s Republican Governor Henry McMaster, who has already spoken out in support of Trump’s 2024 bid, and Senator Lindsey Graham, who is expected to endorse him soon, according to the Washington Post.
This latter addition to the event appears to have raised alarms with Trump’s former adviser, as Bannon took to his War Room program on the conservative news network, Real America’s Voice, to denounce the Senator as a “snake” and to urge the former president against having him around.
“I have no earthly idea why [Graham’s] around [former] President Trump,” Bannon said. “He’s a cancer. He is a cancer, that’s metastasizing. President Trump’s gotta be warned. There’s nothing good that comes from having [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell‘s mini-me, the snake, Lindsey Graham around you at all.”
Graham’s support is expected to be significant for Trump in South Carolina, where two Republican lawmakers, Senator Tim Scott and former Governor Nikki Haley, are considering 2024 runs against him.