WATCH: Donald Trump ‘heavily’ booed amid ‘mild’ cheers during Palmetto Bowl game between South Carolina and Clemson Tigers

Clemson Tigers won the game against the University of South Carolina by 9 points.


WATCH: Donald Trump ‘heavily’ booed amid ‘mild’ cheers during Palmetto Bowl game between South Carolina and Clemson Tigers

Donald Trump during the Clemson-South Carolina game (L/R - X/YouTube)

The Palmetto Bowl took place this weekend in Columbia, the capital of South Carolina. It is an annual game between the University of South Carolina and Clemson University. It was a significant game for multiple reasons. These are two of the largest universities in the state and is a huge rivalry in college football. South Carolina is also an early-nominating state for next year’s all-important Presidential Election.

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A certain Donald Trump decided to make his appearance during the game. The former United States president is one of the candidates for the 2024 Presidential Election. Gov. Henry McMaster, a University of South Carolina alum and supporter of Trump revealed that the former president had a “standing invitation” for the game.

Trump went on the field at halftime and was welcomed with a chorus of boos and cheers. He was accompanied by McMaster and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has also endorsed Trump in his campaign. According to a CNN poll, Trump holds a commanding lead over his rivals in the state of South Carolina. The state is one of the earliest voters for next year’s election along with New Hampshire, Nevada and Iowa. The voting will take place in February next year.

The state of South Carolina was a key state in Trump’s victorious 2016 presidential campaign. He has visited the state several times this year as he hopes to become the 47th president of the United States. On the field, the Clemson Tigers pulled off a 16-7 win in their final regular season game.

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Clemson Tigers defeat the University of South Carolina in Palmetto Bowl

The Clemson Tigers took on their rivals, the University of South Carolina in the Palmetto Bowl this weekend. It was the last game of the season for both teams. The Tigers came into the game with a 7-4 record, whereas the South Carolina Gamecocks were 5-6.

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Clemson Tigers (via Clemson Tigers)

The Tigers avenged their last season’s loss against the Gamecocks, which saw them miss the playoffs. It was Clemson’s defense that carried the team in the Bowl game this year, with South Carolina punting on eight straight possessions. The Tigers offense just did enough to eke out a 16-7 win.

This game also garnered a lot of attention for the presence of Donald Trump. South Carolina is an early-nominating state for next year’s presidential election and Trump was in the stands to watch the game. Tigers are back in the top 25 of the country. The College Football Playoff Committee gave them the 24th place this season.

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