Trump get endorsement from top SC pol
 
McMaster introduced Trump ahead of his rally Wednesday night in South Carolina, lauding his achievements in business, his plain-spoken demeanor and his refusal to be controlled by donors.
 
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"South Carolina is going to have the most decisive presidential primary election this cycle," McMaster said.
 
"We want everybody to get out and vote and when you do, do what I do ... vote for Donald Trump for president." 
 
He went on to praise the billionaire businessman's enthusiasm, which he called a breath of fresh air for politics.
 
"It's not the dog in the fight that's important, it's the fight in the dog that's important, and this dog has a lot of fight," McMaster added. 
 
The appearance comes just one night before Thursday’s GOP presidential debate, which Trump has said he'll boycott after a feud with Fox News. 
 
McMaster is a former state party chairman and serves under Gov. Nikki Haley, who many view as being on the GOP's vice presidential short list.