Trump calls Cruz a 'liar' during Lowcountry campaign stops

Trump calls Cruz a 'liar' during Lowcountry campaign stops

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Donald Trump is starting a week of campaigning on the defense, ahead of the republican presidential primary in South Carolina.

Monday, in a town hall event hosted by the East Cooper GOP, Trump told prospective voters that his opponent Ted Cruz was a "liar."

Trump claims Ted Cruz's new ads are feeding South Carolina voters wrong information about him.

"He's putting up an ad that I'm pro-choice, no I'm pro-life," said Donald Trump, republican presidential candidate.

In a press conference in Hanahan just an hour later, Trump says he plans to take legal action against Cruz if he doesn't apologize before the election is over.

"I don't want an apology after the election, I want one before," said Trump. "I will bring that lawsuit if he doesn't apologize."

Trump says he held the press conference in Hanahan because he wanted to talk about Guantanamo Bay.

The navy brig in Hanahan has been considered as a possible location for those prisoners if Gitmo closes.

"We're not letting people come to this area from Guantanamo Bay, they're going to stay where they are right now," said Trump.

Trump vowed that if the prisoners ended up in South Carolina before he took office, he would reopen Guantanamo and send them back.

Voters and reporters also heard the usual from Trump regarding his promise to finish a wall dividing the U.S. and Mexico, end national health care and strengthen the military.

Trump says he has one big worry going into the South Carolina Republican Primary.

" only worry about South Carolina is that my opponents lie," said Trump.

However, he seems confident that if he wins here, he will make it to the Oval Office.

"If we win South Carolina, we're going to run the table and we're going to make America great again," said Trump.

His campaign stops continued Monday evening in Greenville. Tuesday he'll be speaking at events in Augusta and Beaufort.

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