DUBUQUE, IA (WKOW) -- At a campaign stop along the banks of the Mississippi River Tuesday night, Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump sparred with the main anchor of America's largest Spanish-language network and took shots at Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) - all before speaking 45 minutes to a crowd of about 3,500 raucous supporters.
Trump held a news conference prior to his speech, in which Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos stood up to ask a question only to be told multiple times to "sit down" by Trump, who said he hadn't called on him. Ramos continued, leading a security guard to escort him out of the room.
Asked about Ramos being forced to leave, Trump said he didn't kick him out - security did - and he would be happy to answer his questions.
When Ramos took his seat again in the front row of reporters, Trump called on him and Ramos immediately launched into a question about the immigration plan the billionaire businessman has introduced - that includes deporting all illegal immigrants currently in the United States.
"How are you going to deport 11 million?," asked Ramos.
"Here's what we're gonna do, you ready?," said Trump.
"Are you going to bring in the Army?," asked Ramos.
No. let me tell you, we're gonna do it in a very humane fashion, believe me. I have a bigger heart than you do," said Trump.
That heated exchange lasted for at least five minutes. Trump then fielded a question from 27 News on why he thinks he's surpassed Gov. Walker in the most recent Iowa polls, which show him leading the GOP field and up eight points on the third-place Walker.
Trump said he believes it has less to do with Walker's performance on the campaign trail and more to do with voters learning about his record in Wisconsin. Trump pointed to Wisconsin's 38th national ranking when it comes to job growth and the amount of borrowing the state has done for transportation, while still having to postpone several road projects.
"And they have a lot of problems and there's a lot of division in the state, to put it mildly," said Trump. "And I do like Scott, but I think people have seen what's happened in the state."
Once he made it to the stage, Trump gave a speech that was heavy on one-liners and shots - especially at former Florida Governor Jeb Bush - but light on policy specifics.
He did lay out one plan he would put into action in order to keep companies like Ford Motors from shipping jobs to production facilities in Mexico.
"You're gonna pay a tax where every car and every truck and every part that comes across that southern border - you're gonna pay a 35 percent tax, OK? That's what's gonna happen," said Trump, to a loud round of applause.
The real-estate mogul also mentioned several times that he doesn't need other people's money and that he can't be bought, unlike other politicians in the race.
Every Trump supporter 27 News spoke with Tuesday put that high on their list as a reason why they support him.
At least two people said they used to be Scott Walker backers, but now they like Trump for that reason.
"Scott Walker would have been my second one to pick from, but, it's just Trump is not held back by money like other people are. He can just say what whatever he wants and do what he wants," said Travis Klinefelter of Dubuque, who said his wife - normally a Democrat - would also vote for Trump.