Donald Trump Boasts to Christian Students: ‘I Could Shoot Somebody and Wouldn’t Lose Any Voters’

Trump shoot-compressedSIOUX CENTER, Iowa — In his characteristic braggadocio form, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday told students at Dordt College, a school that identifies itself as an institution for those “who are interested in a biblical, Christ-centered education,” that he’s so liked, that even if he shot someone in the street, it still wouldn’t effect his poll numbers.

“They say I have the most loyal people. Did you ever see that?” he asked during the Sioux Center campaign rally.

“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay?” Trump declared, using his hand to make a gesture like he was pulling a trigger on a gun. “It’s, like, incredible.” Video footage captures laughter at Trump’s comments among those in the audience following the remarks.

Trump declined to clarify his statement to reporters following the rally, but posted on Twitter, “My speech was very well received. Truly great people! Packed house—overflow!”

Trump was speaking at Dordt College as a part of the push to get Iowan voters on board with his campaign prior to the Iowa caucuses. The college, according to its website, identifies itself as a private Christian liberal arts college, which is “[a]ssociated with the Christian Reformed Church.”

Saturday was not the first time that Trump has raised eyebrows with his comments on the campaign trail.

“Look at that face,” the multi-billionaire said of rival Carly Fiorina in September. “Would anyone vote for that?”

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“Can you imagine that, the face of our next next president?” he continued. “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”

In November, Trump came under fire for what seemed like a remark mocking a disabled reporter.

“Now, the poor guy—you’ve got to see this guy, ‘Uh, I don’t know what I said! I don’t remember!'” he said, jerking his arms in a contorted manner.

Trump later said that he didn’t know that New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski has a congenital joint ailment known as arthrogryposis.

Some have also remarked that Trump has used more profanity than any other candidate they have seen run for the office of president.

“Over the course of his time on Twitter, including in some cases after he announced his presidential candidacy, Trump has tweeted or retweeted profanity on his account more than 100 times,” reports the Washington Post.

“[Trump’s swear] words render him unfit to be a presidential candidate, let alone president,” wrote radio host Dennis Prager in a National Review article entitled “Donald Trump’s F-Bombs” in 2011. “Any fool can curse in public. … Leading Republicans need to announce that there is no place in the Republican party for profane public speech. You cannot stand for small government without standing for big people.”


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  • Ruth Davis

    He’s probably right .

  • acontraryview

    It would be interesting to test that theory. In order to ensure that no one else is harmed in the experiment, he could test his theory on himself.

  • Tim

    He just lost this one for even saying it. How has this nation gotten so upside down? The ever diminishing value and respect our nation has for the sanctity of human life is directly proportional to the blurring of the work on the Cross.
    I don’t expect my candidate to deliver everything I want but my goodness, is there not one single candidate who can speak like an adult with grace and humility to unit this nation? Every single one is so polarizing!

    • THDisqus

      Grace and humility are considered weaknesses. It’s the new reality. Unfortunately.

  • gizmo23

    Trump is an embarrassment to the USA. Racist, violent, and entitled

    • Nidalap

      I know! Only leftists are allowed to be those things with impunity! 🙂

    • sandra-paquette-

      what’s Obama?

      • gizmo23

        President

  • Justin Roby

    Why would a Christian college INVITE him in the FIRST PLACE! He said that because he sees a bunch of hypocrites.

    • THDisqus

      I’d like to ask Jerry Falwell, Jr. that same question. He invited Trump to Liberty University on MLK day. Trump dedicated his record-setting crowd size to MLK. What? He dropped a few curse words (rhymes with bell and ma’am), and quoted from Two Corinthians (which he blamed on Tony Perkins). It just gets stranger by the day.

  • sammy13

    Scary!

  • Becky

    A man’s pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor.
    Proverbs 29:23

  • 201821208 :)

    “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18

  • fivefoottwo

    Such a pathetic man and candidate for POTUS.