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Donald Trump was warming up for the debate on Saturday in the key South Carolina primary — by trash talking the other Republican candidates on Friday.

Trump spewed out a series of tweets against various rivals. The most notable target was his chief opponent in this Southern primary, Ted Cruz. Trump carried out a full-on assault against Cruz’s credentials for religious voters:

And then he went back to the well of birtherism, with a direct threat to his Canadian-born foe:

On Jeb Bush:

And here’s a twofer about both Bush and Marco Rubio:

Photo: Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Manchester, New Hampshire February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

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