Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDNC calls for suspension of Kushner's security clearance amid FBI scrutiny Reporter assaulted by GOP candidate: Most 'surreal experience' of my career Lawyer: Kushner to cooperate on all probes of Russia meetings MORE paid a surprise visit to a Nevada caucus site Tuesday night, telling reporters Ted CruzTed CruzGOP senators distance themselves from House ObamaCare repeal bill Cruz: Jokes about me in Franken's book 'obnoxious' The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE's third-place showing in South Carolina is a result of voter sentiment in response to his campaign's controversial tactics.  

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"People have gotten wise to him," Trump said Tuesday told reporters during in a live interview broadcast on MSNBC.
 
"If you look at what happened in South Carolina, that was a disaster for him."
 
Trump made his comments after a brief speech to supporters at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, a major caucus site in the city. He made the surprise visit as conservative commentator Glenn Beck was speaking to the crowd in support of Ted Cruz. 
 
Most expect the real estate magnate and GOP front-runner to win the Nevada caucuses by a wide margin, especially after reports of high turnout at most caucus sites. Trump acknowledged that consensus, telling the caucusgoers that "based on this crowd, we are doing pretty well tonight."
 
He also took a chance to shoot a barb at Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonEx-Clinton aide rips Russia for using her name in documents Sanders, Democrats introduce minimum wage bill Fox News: 'Foolish' to think Hannity won't return MORE when asked by MSNBC about her chances in South Carolina, where she's leading in polls.
 
"Hillary looks like she's going to be very successful if she's allowed to run, we have to find out if she's allowed to run," he added.