WATCH: Trump Draws Rock Star-Like Crowd for Final Stop in Midlands

Thousands gathered at the Sumter County Convention Center Wednesday night to hear Donald Trump speak

SUMTER, S.C. (WOLO) – Thousands gathered at the Sumter County Convention Center Wednesday night to hear Donald Trump speak before the First in the South Primary.

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster introduced the candidate, urging people to get out and vote Saturday.

Trump ping-ponged back and forth between stating his stance on issues like foreign policy, the Second Amendment and immigration, and insulting his opponents and loving on the crowd.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was one of his targets. He called her out for her implied critique of him during her Republican rebuttal address to President Obama’s State of the Nation, where she asked voters not to listen to the angriest voices in the room. Trump criticized Haley for being weak on immigration. The governor endorsed Marco Rubio Wednesday night.

Trump also commented on his ongoing fued with Ted Cruz over a television ad that uses 1999 sound of Trump saying he’s pro-choice. At Wednesday night’s rally, Trump said he has made it very clear he is pro-life. Cruz revealed Wednesday that Trump’s lawyers hit him with a cease and desist letter, ordering him to remove the spot.

Trump heads to Kiawah Island and Gaffney Thursday.

He’s appearing in a CNN Town Hall alongside Jeb bush and John Kasich, Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. Watch for a report from the event on ABC Columbia News at 11.

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