US republican presidential front runner, Donald Trump has recently expressed confidence in his support base that he said he could stand on New York’s Fifth Avenue and“shoot somebody” and still maintain his lead over his opponents.
“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue [New York] and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,” he said. “It’s, like, incredible.”
The front runner in the race to be named the Republican candidate for the White House, Mr Trump made the comments at a campaign rally in Iowa.
He faced an immediate backlash amid accusations of insensitivity, after a spate of killings in America has pushed the debate about gun violence to the top of the political agenda.
But when asked to clarify his comments after the rally, he refused to comment.
He pointed directly at a camera recording the speech and imitated pulling a trigger as he made the comments.
The business mogul has received unwavering and growing support from crowds of loyal backers among the Republican grassroots in his bid to become the next US president.
I Could Kill and Not Lose Votes-Trump25/01/2016