Donald Trump has charged that the mainstream media have given the Christian community the “Cinderella” treatment by making a mockery of them and their faith.
During an appearance at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., the GOP nominee told a packed room, “Your values of love, charity and faith built this nation. So how can it be that our media treats people of faith so poorly?”
Trump also noted, “All across the nation, a lot of people said: ‘I wonder if Donald will get the evangelicals?’ I got the evangelicals. I’m going to make it up to you too, you watch,” he said.
“There are no more decent, devoted, or selfless people than our Christian brothers and sisters here in the United States.”
Donald Trump in a past interview with the Christian Broadcast Network declared, “I am Christian” and touted the fact that he stores away Bibles he gets sent from fans.
During the interview, Trump stated that he believed in God and the Bible is “the book.”
He boasts the credential of a protestant with roots in First Presbyterian church.
Trump highlighted the fact that he will protect and cherish Christian values “like you’ve never seen before.”
He also vowed to “give our churches their voice back” by repealing the Johnson Amendment. The law prohibits tax-exempt organizations — which includes churches — from endorsing or opposing political candidates.
A June poll from Pew Research Center found white evangelical voters supported Trump in greater number than they did Mitt Romney at the same point in 2012.
Marcia Wright, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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