Washington: Donald Trump is so confident about the loyalty of his supporters that he predicted on Saturday they would stick with him even if he shot someone.
The Republican presidential frontrunner bashed conservative commentator Glenn Beck’s support of rival Ted Cruz and welcomed a Republican figure, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, in rallies nine days before the Iowa caucuses open voting in the 2016 campaign. “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?” Mr. Trump told the audience at Dordt College, a Christian school. “It’s like incredible.”
Mr. Beck campaigned for Mr. Cruz and held little back in going after Mr. Trump.
“The time for silliness and reality show tactics has passed,” Mr. Beck charged . He warned that a Trump victory in the February 1 caucuses could have lasting consequences — “If Donald Trump wins, it’s going to be a snowball to hell.” Mr. Trump demonstrated the extent to which some Republicans have begun to accept a potential Trump nomination when Mr. Grassley introduced him at a later event in Pella.