Donald Trump wins South Carolina primary

Posted at 5:36 PM, Feb 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-20 20:02:14-05

As early results come in from South Carolina, businessman Donald Trump is projected to defeat a field of five other candidates in Saturday's GOP primary. 

Trump had 33 percent of the vote with 20 percent of the vote, as Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio battled for second place. 

This is Trump's second win of the campaign. He also won the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 8. 

Trump's win in South Carolina comes day after Trump got into a war of words with Pope Francis, who bashed Trump for his popular policy of building a wall along the Mexico border. 

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich battled for fourth place. Ben Carson was a distant sixth.

Justin Boggs is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk.Follow him on Twitter @jjboggs or on Facebook.