Trump misidentifies Appalachian Trail as 'Tallahassee Trail' while mocking Sanford

Trump misidentifies Appalachian Trail as 'Tallahassee Trail' while mocking Sanford
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ MORE misidentified the Appalachian Trail as the “Tallahassee Trail” while slamming Rep. Mark SanfordMarshall (Mark) Clement SanfordMark Sanford warns US could see ‘Hitler-like character’ in the future House passes year-end tax package Pelosi sees fierce resistance from White House if Dems seek Trump’s tax returns MORE (R) during a rally in Sanford's home state of South Carolina on Monday night.

Trump said he "never liked [Sanford] too much," after earlier this month tweeting an endorsement of the congressman's primary opponent hours before Sanford lost the GOP vote.

"The Tallahassee Trail — must be a beautiful place. Unfortunately, he didn't go there," Trump said Monday.

The president was trying to make a dig at the former governor’s 2009 extramarital affair.

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Sanford had lied and said he was “hiking the Appalachian Trail” when he had actually gone to Argentina to visit his mistress.

Trump was in the state for a campaign stump on Gov. Henry McMaster's (R) behalf.

The president called Sanford a “nasty guy” during a meeting with congressional Republicans last week. 

The president’s jab came after Sanford lost his primary bid to state Rep. Katie Arrington (R) for the congressional seat. 

Arrington was later injured in a two-car accident on Friday but is expected to make a full recovery

Trump told the South Carolina crowd that he had tweeted his endorsement for Arrington just hours before the polls closed because he “can’t stand” Sanford.

"What happened? I did. I can't stand that guy. I don't care. I don't care, and I like her,” Trump said.

Sanford, a frequent Trump critic, said at the time he lost because he wasn’t “Trump enough.”  

"People are running for cover because they don't want to be on the losing side of a presidential tweet," the South Carolina Republican told NBC’s "Meet the Press" on Sunday. “The idea that you can't speak out and say, ‘I disagree with you here, but I agree with you on 90 percent of the stuff’ ... is, again, a twilight world that I've never seen."