Trump made the statement as he was acknowledging those who accompanied him on the tour of the Smithsonian Institution museum, including Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), one of three African Americans in the Senate and the only one who is a Republican.
“I also want to thank Senator Tim Scott for joining us today — friend of mine, a great, great senator from South Carolina,” Trump said, adding: “I like the state of South Carolina. I like all those states where I won by double, double, double digits. You know, those states.”
It’s unclear whether Trump was talking about the general or primary election — or what exactly the definition of a “double, double, double digits” victory might be.
For the record, in the general election, Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in South Carolina by just more than 15 points — 55.9 percent to 40.7 percent.
In a multicandidate Republican primary in South Carolina, Trump prevailed with 32.5 percent of the vote — about 10 points more than the second-place finisher, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).