Trump Courts Conservatives at Value Voter Summit

President Donald Trump accidentally referred to the Virgin Islands governor as their President during a speech Friday- even though he is technically their President

President Donald Trump accidentally referred to the Virgin Islands governor as their President during a speech Friday- even though he is technically their President

Donald Trump rallied the faithful on Friday in a speech that aimed to shore up support among religious conservatives as his popularity haemorrhages elsewhere. As we approach the end of the year-you know, we're getting near that lovely Christmas season that people don't talk about anymore.

"In protecting America's interests overseas, we will always support our cherished friend and partner, the State of Israel". Our founders invoked our creator four times in the Declaration of Independence.

"How times have changed, but you know what, now they are changing back again, just remember that", Trump told the cheering crowd.

"We're getting near that lovely Christmas season that people don't talk about any more, ' Trump said on a day where the thermometer was at a relatively chilly 63". "The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome us", Trump said. These and millions of other voters went heavy for the "working-class billionaire", whom they saw as someone who would push back against an assault on their values and way of life.

Trump, who received standing ovations throughout his speech, promised to restore "moral clarity" to the United States' view of the world, as he touted his success in office. The vacancy was a critical factor in the election for many religious conservatives, the need to prevent a Clinton nominee overriding concerns about Trump. He adds his hope that Congress will give the American people a Christmas gift by passing his tax cut proposal.

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Trump starred on the NBC reality show "The Apprentice" for several years before making his successful presidential bid in 2016. Trump's threat came shortly after he claimed an NBC news story about his nuclear ambitions is "pure fiction".

The National Park Service, however, has withdrawn former plans to mount the flag at the insistence of a vexed Secretary Ryan Zinke who wished to make certain "no rainbow flag would be flying on USA government property", reported New York City's Gay City News.

He also addressed the Johnson Amendment, the law signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson eliminating religious organizations' tax-exempt status if they publicly advocate for political candidates.

Trump also talked of the courage and resilience he saw when visiting victims of the recent deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas and while touring areas devastated by hurricanes in Texas and Florida - and knocked negative media coverage of his administration's response to devastation in Puerto Rico.

Since 2006, the Values Voter Summit has provided a forum to help inform and mobilize citizens across America to preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life, and limited government that make the nation strong. Americans are as free today as they were past year or decades ago to say "Merry Christmas", or "Happy Holidays", or nothing at all. "We're saying 'Merry Christmas" again".

Eight in 10 white evangelicals cast their vote for Trump last November, according to exit polls - a higher proportion than supported fellow Republicans George W Bush in 2004, John McCain in 2008 or Mitt Romney in 2012.

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