President Donald Trump on Friday spoke at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.
Trump spoke about the importance of religious liberty, and he said that's why he signed an executive order last week stating that no religious group would be targeted under any administration.
The president received perhaps the loudest applause from the crowd when he addressed the "war on Christmas."
“We’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don’t talk about anymore. They don’t use the word Christmas because it’s not politically correct," he said to cheers. “You go to department stores and they’ll say 'Happy New Year,' or they’ll say other things and it’ll be red, they’ll have it painted."
"Well, guess what? We’re saying 'Merry Christmas' again.”
Trump said his administration is “stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values.”
“How times have changed. You know, now they're changing back again. Just remember that,” he said.
He said he's followed through on his campaign promises, including blocking federal funding for non-governmental organizations that provide abortion counseling and appointing Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
He said he will do everything he can to protect religious freedom, because religion and family, not government and lawmakers, that know best how to create strong, loving communities.
"In America, we don't worship government. We worship God," Trump said, getting another standing ovation.
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