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Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter

President Donald Trump waded back into Southern politics Monday, showering praise on one of his earliest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.

At a closed-door campaign fundraiser, Trump praised McMaster as his "friend" and "compatriot" and predicted McMaster would be the state's governor for "many years," according to video of the event posted by the South Carolina newspaper The State.

"He's a terrific person, terrific man. He works so hard," Trump told the crowd. "He loves South Carolina, he loves the people."

Trump's appearance at a private fundraiser for McMaster in Greenville came less than a month after...

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