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Trump Appoints Michele Bachmann To Evangelical Advisory Board

Alex Pappas Political Reporter

Donald Trump has tapped former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, among others in the Christian conservative community, to advise him on “issues important to evangelicals and other people of faith in America.”

Bachmann, who starred in Sharknado 3, ran for president as a Republican in 2012.

Others appointed to the Trump campaign’s Evangelical Executive Advisory Board include James Dobson, Jerry Falwell, Jr., Richard Land and Ralph Reed.

The announcement of the board come after Trump held a meeting with evangelical leaders in New York City on Tuesday.

According to a news release, “the formation of the board represents Donald J. Trump’s endorsement of those diverse issues important to Evangelicals and other Christians, and his desire to have access to the wise counsel of such leaders as needed.”

“I have such tremendous respect and admiration for this group and I look forward to continuing to talk about the issues important to Evangelicals, and all Americans, and the common sense solutions I will implement when I am president,” Trump said in a statement.

Here are the members of the board, according to the Trump campaign:

Michele Bachmann – Former Congresswoman

A.R. Bernard – Senior Pastor and CEO, Christian Cultural Center

Mark Burns – Pastor, Harvest Praise and Worship Center

Tim Clinton – President, American Association of Christian Counselors

Kenneth and Gloria Copeland – Founders, Kenneth Copeland Ministries

James Dobson – Author, Psychologist and Host, My Family Talk

Jerry Falwell, Jr. – President, Liberty University

Ronnie Floyd – Senior Pastor, Cross Church

Jentezen Franklin – Senior Pastor, Free Chapel

Jack Graham – Senior Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church

Harry Jackson – Senior Pastor, Hope Christian Church

Robert Jeffress – Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Dallas

David Jeremiah – Senior Pastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church

Richard Land – President, Southern Evangelical Seminary

James MacDonald – Founder and Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel

Johnnie Moore – Author, President of The KAIROS Company

Robert Morris – Senior Pastor, Gateway Church

Tom Mullins – Senior Pastor, Christ Fellowship­

Ralph Reed – Founder, Faith and Freedom Coalition

James Robison – Founder, Life OUTREACH International

Tony Suarez – Executive Vice President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Jay Strack – President, Student Leadership University

Paula White – Senior Pastor, New Destiny Christian Center

Tom Winters – Attorney, Winters and King, Inc.

Sealy Yates – Attorney, Yates and Yates

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