Facing some doubters on the right of the Republican Party, Donald Trump used an appearance before the Values Voters Summit on Friday to pledge his support for religious interests, urging conservatives to turn out to vote in November and help defeat Hillary Clinton.
“You didn’t vote four years ago,” Trump said to the audience gathered in Washington, D.C. “This is your last chance.”
Trump invoked the Bible as he pressed the group for support on Friday as well, saying it’s time for Americans to come together – behind his candidacy.
“It will be our faith in God, in His teachings, in each other, that will lead us back to unity,” Trump said.
Trump also pressed the case to change a law from the 1950’s that was engineered by then Senator Lyndon Johnson (D-TX), which says if churches choose to endorse political candidates, they will lose their tax exempt status.
Trump now explaining that he wants to change the laws about churches and politics because ministers told him they couldn't endorse him.