Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCIA chief threatened to resign over push to install Trump loyalist as deputy: report Azar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments Justice Dept. argues Trump should get immunity from rape accuser's lawsuit MORE thinks there's not much he could possibly do to erode his support.

Lauding his fans' loyalty at a campaign event in Sioux Center, Iowa, on Saturday, Trump said he could kill people and still be popular.

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“I have the most loyal people, did you ever see that? I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot people and I wouldn’t lose voters,” he said.  

Trump made the comments as he laid into National Review, the conservative magazine that published a series of essays criticizing him. Those who submitted essays against Trump include Glenn Beck and Brent Bozell, two conservative figures who endorsed GOP presidential rival Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCruz, Cornyn to attend Biden inauguration For platform regulation Congress should use a European cheat sheet Former GOP congressman says he's leaving party: 'This has become a cult' MORE

At the speech, Trump floated the prospect of suing Cruz over whether he’s eligible to run for president and also warned that Christianity was under “siege.”