Donald Trump: ‘We Will Respect and Defend Christian Americans. Christian Americans’ (Video)


Trump Tells Evangelical Christians He'll Protect Them - What About Everyone Else?

Speaking to hundreds of evangelical Christians Donald Trump Friday afternoon promised to protect them. 

"We will restore faith to its proper mantle in our society," Trump promised. "That's what we have to do. And we have to do that soon," Trump said, reading from a teleprompter, but ad libbing frequently. 

"We will respect and defend Christian Americans. Christian Americans," Trump repeated, specifically.

That earned him a standing ovation from the crowd attending the annual "Road to Majority" conference in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Ralph Reed.

"We will give parents control over their schools. So important. We'll uphold the values our founders gave us, which we're not doing now."

"It's really the people who go to church, who work and who work in religious charities. And share their values. These are the foundations of our society," Trump claimed. 

"Marriage and family as the building block of happiness and success — so important," Trump added.

"I know many, many, very successful people," the billionaire businessman told the audience. "The happiest people are the people that have that great religious feel, and that incredible marriage, children."

"It's more important than the money, folks. Believe me, I know plenty with lots of money, and they're not happy people."

Here's his full speech, including protestors:


Image: Screenshot via PBS NewsHour/Twitter

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