Last Updated on September 25, 2023
45th President Donald J. Trump liked the Glock handgun he was shown during a stop at a South Carolina sports and gun store so much that he bought one, according to new video footage showing Trump first posing for photographs with the gun and then insisting that he’s “gotta buy one”.
President Trump insisted on buying a new Glock handgun during a stop at a South Carolina gun store while traveling through the state that holds the south’s first presidential primary on Monday.
“I gotta buy one,” President Trump told the man standing by his side, Glock display model in hand. “How much?” he asked.
“Sir, sir, if you want one -” the man replied, seemingly ready to offer the gun on the house before President Trump interrupted him and insisted that he pay for it.
“No, I want to buy one,” Trump said, before taking a number of photographs with the gun salesman and the Attorney General of South Carolina, Alan Wilson.
While it’s not immediately clear exactly which Glock handgun President Trump was posing with and eventually buying from the store, the gun shown in the video very closely resembles Glock’s famous Trump model, a 9 mm handgun named and designed in honor of the 45th President.
Watch the video footage below:
"I want to buy one."
President Trump purchases a Glock from a gun store in South Carolina. pic.twitter.com/5haQITgnXC
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President Trump’s appearance at the South Carolina gun store comes as he travels there to speak to voters at a sold-out campaign event in Summerville.
The campaign event is just the latest Trump appearance in the Palmetto State, where he traveled to mark the Independence Day holiday at a massive Pickens County rally in early July.
Despite two of Trump’s GOP challengers, Nikki Haley and Tim Scott, hailing from South Carolina, the 45th President has opened up a dominating lead over the entire GOP field there and, according to recent polling, leads his closest competitor, the state’s former Governor Nikki Haley, by a roughly 30-point margin.