Trump stopped at the Palmetto State Armory, where he took photos with several people in the store and also admired a weapon with his face on it.
At one point, Trump said that he wanted to buy the gun that he was holding. That video was posted to social media by his spokesman, Steven Cheung.
“President Trump purchases a Glock Inc. in South Carolina!” Cheung wrote in his post about the video, which was later deleted.
However, in a statement provided to the Washington Examiner, Cheung said that Trump stated in the video that “he wanted to buy one” but did not confirm the purchase.
Video of the exchange was also shared by the National Rifle Association.
A reporter from The Post and Courier, a local paper in South Carolina, said that Trump did not purchase a gun during his visit and instead simply “looked at them.”
Trump’s visit to the store was shared by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who said that he was doing “a little shopping” and “will protect our great Second Amendment!!”
While some social media users have questioned whether Trump, who is under federal indictment, would be legally eligible to purchase a weapon, he is technically allowed to possess existing firearms but may not receive new ones, according to federal code.
The Washington Examiner has contacted Palmetto State Armory for comment.