At a rally at a religious chapel in Iowa, Trump spoke to university students with his usual trash and bluster, but he made one comment which was brand new; Trump bragged that he could commit murder and get away with it, not losing any voters.

“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

Trump was referencing polls when he made the comment, saying that the polls show that a great deal of his supporters are “ride or die” followers who would not vote for anyone else under any circumstance. Apparently this means cold-blooded murder as well.

Students reported that they felt insulted that the candidate would use such violence in their religious house of worship, not to mention the profanity which tends to fill his rants.

During this particularly violent time when issues of gun control and mass public shootings weigh heavily on on so many, Trump’s comments are particularly insensitive. But what else do you expect from the hateful bombastic demagogue?

Donald Trump: “Shoot Somebody” And Not Lose Any VotersDonald J. Trump says he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody” and not lose any voters

Posted by NowThis Election on Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at