Donald Trump has once again made shocking comments on his campaign trail, this time alleging that his supporters are so devoted to him that they would still vote for him even if he were to shoot someone.
“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Sioux Center, Iowa. “It’s, like, incredible.”
“My people are so smart,” he says in the clip. “They say I have the most loyal people.”
Trump’s comment is being labeled highly insensitive in light of the heated nationwide arguments over gun control. He also referred to fellow Republican candidates as “soft,” criticizing their small numbers of supporters.
See Trump make the remark above, courtesy of CNN.
Trump’s inflammatory comments have become a news cycle staple as his campaign has escalated. He has been lambasted for comments about forcing Muslims out of the country, building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and even criticizing President Barack Obama for watching “Star Wars.”
Sarah Palin recently endorsed Trump’s campaign, prompting him to say, “I am greatly honored to receive Sarah’s endorsement. She is a friend, and a high quality person whom I have great respect for. I am proud to have her support.”