Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about trade with Mexico at a Phoenix, Arizona convention center while protesters and supporters face off. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: QUALITY AS INCOMING Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump clashed with protesters in Phoenix, Arizona, Saturday (July 11) over recent remarks he made about illegal immigration and Mexicans. Trump spoke at the Phoenix Convention Center, as a group of protesters scuffled inside. "USA, USA," chanted Trump as the dispute went on. "I respect Mexico greatly as a country. But the problem we have is their leaders are much smarter, sharper and more cunning than our leaders and they're killing us at the border and they're killing us in trade," said Trump. Trump, who became the center of attention in the race for the 2016 Republican U.S. presidential nomination with his denunciation of illegal immigrants from Mexico, has vaulted into a virtual dead heat with Jeb Bush atop the field, a Reuters-Ipsos poll released on Saturday showed. Trump, a billionaire real estate developer, had the support of 15.8 percent of respondents in the online poll of self-identified Republicans compared to 16.1 percent for Bush, a former Florida governor.