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Donald J. Trump gave his victory in Spartanburg, South Carolina, which he carried by 10 points, and thanked supporters and rivals in the race. While Trump was gracious in victory, there were a few people The Donald couldn’t help but to slam.
“I was watching upstairs. It was really amazing to be watching what I was watching. And some of the pundits, a number of them said, well, if a couple of the other candidates dropped out. If you add their scores together, it is going to equal Trump. Right? These geniuses. They’re geniuses. They don’t understand as people drop out, I’m going to get a lot of those votes also,” Trump said.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2016
“You don’t just add them together. So I think we’ll do very, very well. I want to also congratulate the other candidates. In particular I have to say Ted and Marco did a really good job. They did quite well.”
In fact, according to aggregate data, of those who were backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a surprising high 21% say Trump is their second choice. Still, even if 100% of Bush’s supporters went to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, he would still lose his own state by double-digits to the New York billionaire real estate mogul.