Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told a Monday crowd at Liberty University that “Christianity is under siege” around the world.
In his speech at the private Christian university in Lynchburg, Va., Trump praised the school for its ability to unite around Christianity.
“Somehow we have to unify,” he said. “We have to band together. We have to do really, in a really large version, what they’ve done at Liberty. Because Liberty University has done that. You’ve banded together. You’ve created one of the great universities, colleges, anywhere in the country, anywhere in the world. And our country has to do that around Christianity. So get together, folks. And let’s do it. Because we can do it.”
While Trump applauded Liberty University, he also addressed acts of terror against Christians in the Middle East, notably in Syria. “We’re going to protect Christianity. If you look at what’s going on throughout the world … Christianity is under siege.”
Throughout the speech Trump repeatedly affirmed that he is not politically correct. “If I’m president, you’re going to see ‘Merry Christmas’ in department stores, believe me.”