Republican presidential candidate frontrunner Donald Trump held a campaign rally, which he said was record breaking in terms of attendance, at the Las Vegas Arena on 22 February. Some 10,000 residents of the state of Nevada attended the rally and cheered on the Republican candidate. One protester was escorted outside the venue. Trump said he wished he could retaliate.

"I love the old days you know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this they'd be carried out on a stretcher folks," he said.

"Honestly I hate to see that, here's a guy throwing punches nasty as hell screaming and everything else when we're talking, and he's walking out and we're not allowed to, you know what the guards are very gentle with him, he's walking out like big high fives smiling laughing, I'd like to punch him in the face I tell you," Trump said drawing cheers and laughs from the crowd at the rally.

The Nevada Caucus is scheduled for 23 February and is the last Republican presidential contest before the busy voting month of March.