There's rarely a dull moment with Donald Trump — and Tuesday was no exception.
Fresh off getting his biggest crowd yet at a rally in Mobile, Alabama, last week, Trump returned to Iowa amid new polls showing his lead in the Republican presidential primary squarely intact and another day full of media coverage after reigniting his feud with Megyn Kelly and Fox News, and continuing his war with Spanish-language network Univision.
In an email to supporters Tuesday afternoon, Trump touted "Tens of Thousands Support Trump." That same email flaunted new polling which showed him with double-digit leads in the early primary states of South Carolina and New Hampshire.
"It's one thing to have 'The Summer of Trump,'" he later said at the rally, "it doesn't mean anything unless we win!"
One of the main issues earning Trump everyone's attention is his stance on immigration, specifically his recent proposal to deport the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in the United States. Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was thrown out of a presser prior to the event.
Later, Ramos was allowed back in and sparred with Trump over his plan for undocumented immigrants in a lengthy exchange.
Jeb Bush, another critic of Trump’s immigration plans, continued his crusade against Trump's immigration plan on Tuesday, continuing to contrast between his own proven conservative record and Trump's endorsement of "big government" ideas. And Trump continued his attacks in kind.
Trump earlier today retweeting messages that there's "no hope for Jeb Bush anymore.” Trump clarified prior to the rally that he "retweets for a reason and “to a certain extent” his retweets are endorsements.
Speaking to a few thousand people, Trump continued to rail against Bush during the rally, this time including fellow Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio in the conversation. Trump discussed Rubio and Bush’s reported mentee/mentor relationship during a riff about the strange way that politicians interact.
Trump explained that it was his understanding that Rubio was “not supposed to run” because Bush was his mentor “and all of a sudden he announces he’s running,” Trump said of Rubio.
"And people thought it was very disrespectful to a person who brought him along — slowly,” he added for emphasis, never one to miss a jab at Jeb for his “low energy.”
Trump then put it in personal terms: "If that was me, if I were Bush, and I brought somebody along ... and all of a sudden the guy said I’m running against you and it’s not my turn because I don’t care ‘cause I’m really anxious, I’m really driven ... I would really go after that guy.”
But instead, Trump was surprised by Rubio and Bush’s opposite behavior towards each other the last time they shared the stage. "I watched these two guys and they’re hugging and they’re kissing ... very much like, actually, what Chris Christie did with the president.”
Beyond pushing out fresh polls that continue to paint the picture of the real-estate mogul as the strong GOP front runner, Trump continued to hit GOP rivals for their poor showing — mocking Lindsey Graham and George Pataki for being at "zero" in the polls.
Trump also re-ignited the now well-known Kelly feud with a series of seemingly unprompted tweets during "The Kelly File" Monday evening, the Fox News anchor's first show after a pre-planned vacation and since Trump's comments about "blood coming out of her wherever" after the first Republican debate in Cleveland.
However, Trump made no mention of Megyn Kelly during his remarks on Tuesday and even called Roger Ailes a “great guy” despite the trading of statements regarding Kelly.
Trump tweeted that he expected a "packed house" in Iowa and campaign officials prior to then debate told NBC News they expected 2,500 people.