NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – Presidential candidate and South Carolina GOP frontrunner, Donald Trump, wrapped up his primary campaign in North Charleston tonight.
This was the final stop for Trump before South Carolinians head to the polls tomorrow.
Thousands packed into the North Charleston Convention Center and the crowd was one of the largest we’ve seen in the Lowcountry in the last week.
“Boycott apple we want the secrets!” said Trump.
Friday night, Donald Trump told thousands in North Charleston to boycott Apple, until the tech giant agrees to unlock the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters.
Trump told the crowd, “They don’t want to open up the phones! Give me a break! Why wouldn’t they want to do it?”
Trump reiterated his promise to build a wall in between Mexico and the United States and said, “This is a nice room. See that, you know what that ceiling reminds me of? The wall we are going to build! That’s what it reminds me of!”
At times, Trump seemed to question his declining poll numbers.
“We are going to keep it going; but tomorrow is very important. All this won’t mean anything if we say, ‘Oh, let’s stay home!’ Who knows? The numbers, the polls are very nice, but who knows.”
Trump began his final day campaigning in Myrtle Beach. Trump reacted to Pope Francis’ remarks yesterday. The Pontiff implied Trump is not a Christian because he wants to build the wall and exclude people. However, Trump seemed pleased with clarification from a Vatican spokesperson who sought to put the pope’s comments in context, saying they were “in no way a personal attack or an indication on how to vote.”
Later in the day Trump held a rally on Pawley’s Island where he initially made his remarks on Apple.
Trump eventually made his way to North Charleston.
Over 2,000 people attended the event.
Protestors from New York City who call themselves “Dump Across America” argued with Trump’s loyal supporters outside the convention center.
An artist and protestor named “Hanksy” told News 2, “We are the, ‘Anybody but Trump’ party! My message is to vote for anybody but Donald Trump because it’s just common sense.”
One woman arguing with the protestors told News 2, “They didn’t give me any reason to not like Trump.”
Ultimately, the voters of South Carolina will have the final say Saturday morning when the primary polls open at 7:00 a.m.