- \"Even the really dishonest press says Trump\'s people are the most incredible,\" says Donald Trump.
- Donald Trump had said he wanted to punch a protester in the face after the heckler was ejected from a campaign event recently.
In another controversial remark, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Wednesday said that even a murder would not drive his supporters away from his presidential campaign.
Exuding confidence over his supporters, 69-year-old Trump said, "Even the really dishonest press says Trump's people are the most incredible."
"Sixty-eight per cent would not leave under any circumstance. I think that means murder. I think it means anything," Trump told his enthusiastic supporters in Sparks, Nevada.
In his speech, Trump was referring to a New Yorker poll held in December which said nearly 70 per cent of his supporters said they would still vote for him if he ran as an independent.
Trump also recalled an unspecified poll in which he said more than nine out of 10 amongst his supporters would probably never leave.
He had claimed that his supporters would go to any extent and would not leave him.
He said his supporters were so loyal he could stand in the Middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and still wouldn't lose any voters.
A day earlier, the real estate tycoon had said he wanted to "punch" a protester in the face after a heckler was ejected from a campaign event here.
During his campaign, Trump has also called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, triggering sharp reaction from across the world.
-With agency inputs