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Trump thanks S.C. for primary win

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SPARTANBURG, SC (WCSC) -

Republican front-runner Donald Trump thanked a crowd in Spartanburg for his win in the South Carolina GOP presidential primary.

"This is a special state," Trump said, surrounded by his family. "These are special people."

Trump also congratulated his fellow candidates, particularly Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio, who he said did quite well. Late into the evening, the two were tied at second place, 11 points behind Trump's 33 percent of the vote.

Turning back to his own campaign, Trump said it was time for America to start winning again.

"We're going to do a lot of beautiful work."

He again pledged to build a wall he says Mexico will pay for. Trump also said he leads with Hispanic voters.

He promised to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

"It's going to be repealed and it's going to be replaced and you're going to have better health care at a much smaller price," Trump said.

He also said he would bring jobs back to the United States, which he said has had them taken away by China in what he called "the greatest theft in the world."

"We're going to put these great business people in charge of trade, and when China wants to come and negotiate, they're going to negotiate not with a political hack, which is what they have now; they're going to negotiate with the best business minds in the world and we have them in this country." 

He also pledged to dump Common Core in schools.

"We spend as a nation more for education per pupil than any other nation in the world, not even close," Trump said. "And yet out of 30 countries, we're ranked number 30."

He also said he will rebuild the military, making it "so big, so good, so strong, so powerful that no one is ever going to mess with us." 

"We love our military," he said. "And by the way, we love our police. Our police are terrific. They are not being treated properly."

He also promised to take care of the nation's veterans.

"I've known it in my heart from the beginning when he announced he was running," supporter Elizabeth Hilton said. "I feel like he says what a lot of us are thinking and obviously the polls show that."

"The way I like to describe it is he's willing to point out the elephant in the room when nobody else is willing to talk about it," supporter Walter Welsh said. "That's not an easy thing to do."

Trump's team handed out a Trump comic book to the media. On the cover, Trump is dressed like Superman with a letter T on his chest. 

His reporters believe he will make a super president.

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