Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump showed his disregard for recent Iowa polls that show him trailing Ben Carson during a campaign rally in Miami, Florida, using the news to take a shot at his closest rival in the GOP race.
"We informed Ben, but he was sleeping," Trump joked to the Miami crowd about the poll numbers, according to AP via U.S. News.
The crowd reportedly roared in response.
Trump also said the polls in Iowa “are wrong” and that most pollsters “don’t like me at all.”
Trump trailing Carson in an Iowa poll won’t make much difference to his campaign since he holds the top spot amongst national polls and in other early primary states.
In Florida, Trump is ahead of its own former two-term governor, Jeb Bush, and current Sen. Marco Rubio, according to a recent University of North Florida poll.
Trump’s Miami rally did not go off without any hitches, though.
He was interrupted multiple times by protesters, having to pause until they were finished, until he eventually would not put up with it anymore, The Washington Post reports.
"See the first group, I was nice. Oh, take your time," Trump said. "The second group, I was pretty nice. The third group, I'll be a little more violent. And the fourth group, I'll say get the hell out of here!"
Trump supporters chanted “USA! USA!” to try and drown out the protestors.
"Equality! Equality!" chanted one protester while being removed from the event.
"We are not the enemy,” another protester said. “We need to unite so we can have policies to benefit the American people and their families. Keep families together. Stop the deportations."
Trump asked security to remove them, but not too hurt them.
"Don't hurt 'em. You can get 'em out, but don't hurt 'em," Trump said.