Republican presidential contender Donald Trump addresses cheering crowds at a campaign rally in Dallas. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Thousands attended a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in Dallas, Texas on Monday (September 14). Trump told a cheering crowd: "I have such respect for women. I cherish women. I'm going to take such good care of women's health care issues, you won't even believe it. But I'm surging with women!" He went on: "Ford! A two and a half billion dollar plant being built in Mexico for cars and trucks and everything. And I said the other day, it's actually not a bad idea. Because they can build a car, build a truck, and they can have the illegals drive them right across the border. No one's going to check them! They can save a fortune!" Turning his attention to Barack Obama Trump said: "Obama thinks the single biggest threat in the world today is global warming. Okay? Can you believe it? Then they change it to climate change because the word 'global warming' wasn't working. Then they changed it to 'extreme weather.' You can't get hurt with extreme weather, you agree? It's always going to be - tornado! There's a little cold! There's a wind! It's always extreme. "The biggest threat we have is nuclear global warming, because we have incompetent politicians," he added. Trump has surged ahead of the pack of Republican presidential candidates in the key state of Iowa, knocking off Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who had been the leading contender there, a poll released on Friday (September 11) showed. The Quinnipiac University survey showed 27 percent of likely Republican caucus voters in the Midwestern state backed Trump, an outspoken businessman and television personality who has seen his lead in national public opinion polls grow in recent weeks despite a string of controversial comments. Another 21 percent said they supported former neurosurgeon Ben Carson and nine percent backed U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a favourite of the conservative Tea Party movement.