Donald Trump confronted two top U.S. companies, a popular pope and virtually anyone else in his way as he headed toward his next test in the fight for the Republican presidential nomination.
On Saturday, voters in South Carolina will have their say in the Republican presidential contest, while those in Nevada weigh in on the Democratic battle. The outcomes in those two states probably will answer key questions about the contours of the two races, including the strength of the anti-establishment candidates.
Trump and five other Republican candidates face off in South Carolina’s primary, while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders compete in Nevada caucuses. South Carolina polls close at 7 p.m., while the caucuses start around midday in Nevada.
During the final full day of campaigning on Friday, Trump’s most dramatic move was to call for a boycott of Apple Inc., following the company’s refusal to cooperate with a judge’s order to assist law enforcement in unlocking the iPhone of a shooter in the San Bernardino, California, rampage that killed 14 people in December.
“Boycott Apple until they give up the information,” the billionaire said at a rally in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. “The phone is owned by the government.”