Last Saturday saw a magnificent Southern brawl by the GOP candidates in the South Carolina debate. One week later, the people have spoken. Less than an hour after polls closed, CNN called the primary as a Donald Trump victory. This projection follows a Ted Cruz win in Iowa with Trump subsequently taking New Hampshire. This time around, it’s a clear victory for the man widely known as a real-estate mogul and reality star.
To Trump’s credit (perhaps), he’s been working hard in South Carolina for many months. Last fall, he spent some time in the state, but unfortunately, he used the opportunity to do an “impression” of a disabled reporter. During a rally, he also namechecked his Muslim “friends” to support his call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States. Trump’s considerably toned things down (or maybe we’ve simply gotten used to him), and he managed to not look like the most unhinged GOP candidate at last week’s debate.