A protester shouts and tears up a campaign sign during Donald Trump's rally in Iowa before he is escorted out of the room by authorities. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) During a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday (December 11) a heckler interrupts a question being posed to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump about Syrian refugees entering the United States' southern border. The crowd responded with a chant, "Trump, Trump, Trump" to alert law enforcement officials to presence of the heckler, who was then escorted out. "I've learned so much doing this. I never did this before. I've been doing it for five months. I've never been a politician, I hate being a politician," Trump responded, adding that he's learned protesters grab headlines and "it's a shame." Donald Trump held onto his commanding lead in the Republican race for the White House despite his call for the US to keep Muslims from entering the country being condemned worldwide, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, the first national survey conducted entirely after the billionaire's remarks. Trump led the pack of candidates seeking the Republican Party's nomination in the 2016 election with the support of 35 percent of Republican voters, the opinion poll released on Friday found, the same lead he held before Monday, when he said Muslim immigrants, students and other travelers should be barred from entering the country. Most Republican voters said they were not bothered by his remarks, though many said the comments could still hurt Trump's chances of becoming president. Twenty-nine percent of Republicans, who will pick the party's nominee for the November 2016 election, said they found Trump's remarks offensive against 64 percent who did not.