Trump Set To Address Values Voter Summit For First Time As President

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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.

Conservatives and other Trump supporters loved the President's speech. Our founders invoked our creator four times in the Declaration of Independence.

Trump "How times have changed".

Those words weren't in direct reference to LGBT issues, but could apply to any number of actions in the Trump administration reversing LGBT achievements under Obama.

Trump reminded the gathering of the biggest promise he kept: the appointment of Neil Gorsuch - "a conservative like the late great Justice Antonin Scalia" - to the Supreme Court, an accomplishment that came only with a major change in Senate rules.

But Trump also maintained his commitment to "religious freedom", citing his executive order on the issue in May that resulted subsequent guidance from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The vacancy was a critical factor in the election for many religious conservatives, the need to prevent a Clinton nominee overriding concerns about Trump.

"In America, we don't worship government". "I pledged that in a Trump administration, our heritage would be cherished, protected and defended like you have never seen before". He opened his speech by mentioning the tragedy in Las Vegas and the need for prayer at this hard time.

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"When America is unified, no force on Earth can break us apart", Trump said. Everyone here today is brought together by the same shared and timeless values.

Trump concluded, "We will defeat every evil, overcome every threat, and meet every single challenge".

Attendees at the far right wing Christian Values Voter Summit went wild Friday morning as President Donald Trump plied them with religion-based platitudes, culminating in what they really wanted to hear: "We are saying "Merry Christmas" again", Trump announced. But Trump has delivered remarks before at the annual event.

Speaking to the gathering in September of previous year, Trump addressed what had been a lingering question during the GOP primaries about his ability to reach and win over the party's evangelical bloc - and the then-candidate said that their loyalty to him would be reciprocated.

The annual Values Voter Summit is sponsored by Christian hate groups like the Family Research Council and the American Family Association, groups that engage in the demonization of LGBT people by falsely portraying them as sick, vile, incestuous, violent, perverted, and a danger to the nation.

Trump was happy to embrace a siege mentality among some evangelicals who claim they are marginalised by liberal media and a Hollywood-dominated culture.

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