Donald Trump is so confident about the loyalty of his supporters, he said they would stick with him even if he shot someone.
The Republican Presidential frontrunner was speaking at a rally nine days before the Iowa caucuses open voting.
He told an enthusiastic audience at Dordt College: "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, OK? It's like incredible."
Rival Ted Mr Cruz said: "I will let Donald speak for himself. I have no intention of shooting anybody in this campaign."