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The former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford joins Chris Wallace on ” Fox News Sunday.’
President Trump has no time to go after Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina Governor and the third Republican was to challenge him in the party presidential primary race.
A day after Sanford, his campaign on “Fox News Sunday,” Trump brought to the 2009 scandal, where Sanford, the Governor, disappeared for days, only to later admit that he was in Argentina having an extramarital affair have announced.
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“As the former Governor of the Great state of South Carolina, @mark Sanford was reported missing, just to say then, he was gone Hiking on the Appalachian Trail, then with his flaming dancer friend found himself in Argentina, it sounded like the was his political career to an end. It was . . . but then he ran for the Congress has won, only to lose his re-election, after I Tweeted my approval, on the day of the election for his opponent,” he tweeted on Monday.
Trump was referring to when Sanford’s whereabouts were unknown for nearly a week in 2009, as a spokesman who falsely claimed that he was Hiking on the Appalachian Trail. It was later discovered he was in Argentina with María Belén Chapur.
The affair led to let Sanford and his wife Jenny divorced. In 2012, he and Chapur were engaged, but they broke it from 2014. Sanford blamed the separation on the pressure from the divorce proceedings, and obligations for his children.
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Despite the scandal, Sanford went on to win a seat in Congress after a special election in 2013. He then lost a close primary battle in the year 2018, when Trump tweeted in support of Sanford’s opponent, state legislator Katie Arrington, the day of the primary vote.
Trump also Sanford mocked on a 2018 rally, in which he referred to Chapur as a “flamingo dancer.” Chapur again fired at trump at the time. While the “flamenco” is a Spanish dance,” she said that you are from Argentina, where they dance the tango. Trump is Monday tweet called it a “Flaming dancer” seems to be a variation on the flamingo.
Trump terminated his Twitter slam by addressing Sanford’s newly announced presidential candidacy.
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“But to take heart, he is back, and she’s running for President of the United States,” Trump said. “The Three Stooges, and all the bad failed candidate, give it a go!”
The “Three Stooges” includes Sanford, the former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, have also announced campaigns against Trump in the Republican primaries.