Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE paid a surprise visit to a Nevada caucus site Tuesday night, telling reporters Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe CDC's Title 42 order fuels racism and undermines public health Ocasio-Cortez goes indoor skydiving for her birthday GOP rallies around Manchin, Sinema 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."
 
 
"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.