Donald Trump
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Dordt College, on Jan. 23, 2016, in Sioux Center, Iowa. Evan Vucci—AP

Donald Trump Says He 'Could Shoot Somebody' and Not Lose Voters

Jan 23, 2016

At a campaign stop in Iowa on Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he could shoot someone in public and still not lose any voters.

"They say I have the most loyal people — did you ever see that? Where I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters." he said. "It's like incredible."

Trump said his supporters were smart and loyal, citing his strong poll numbers and criticizing his opponents as "soft" during the stop in Sioux Center, Iowa, according to reports by multiple outlets.

After leaving the event, Trump wrote on Twitter that the speech went well. "Just left Sioux Center, Iowa. My speech was very well received. Truly great people! Packed house- overflow!” he said.

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