U.S. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is repeatedly interrupted during a campaign event in South Carolina by several sets of hecklers who are escorted out of the venue. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was repeatedly heckled while speaking to a large crowd of supporters at a town hall event in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday (December 12). Trump was seated with a moderator and had the microphone when several back-to-back hecklers interrupted the billionaire's comments with shouting over the course of about 15 minutes before each was escorted out. Some of Trump's critics have been more vocal than usual since his recent comments suggesting that Muslims should be banned from entering the United States. Nevertheless, the GOP frontrunner has held onto his commanding lead in the Republican race for the White House, 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 35 percent of support from Republican voters, the opinion poll released on Friday found, the same lead he held before December 7, when he said Muslim immigrants, students and other travelers should be barred from entering the country.