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Trump thanks South Carolina for win

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 01:24

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claims victory in South Carolina to solidify his status as the Republican front-runner, says ''when you win, it's beautiful.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Trump thanks South Carolina for win

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 01:24