Donald Trump made his pitch to evangelicals in Iowa Saturday, comparing the treatment of Christians to Muslims at a rally in Sioux Center.

"Christianity is under tremendous siege," Trump said, later calling Christians "the strongest lobby ever."

The Republican front-runner recalled the public backlash to his suggestion late last year that the U.S. ban Muslims from entering the country on a temporary basis.

"If I said that about Christians, I would have less backup than by saying it about Muslims," he said.

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