During a rally in Pensacola, Fla., Friday, President Donald Trump spoke of the shared values of Americans and declared that the nation does not worship government, but God.
Trump said the country is “protecting religious liberty” under his administration, including “getting rid of the Johnson amendment,” which prohibited non-profit institutions including churches from making political statements and is repealed in the current version of the tax reform plan.
Then Trump launched into a section of his speech that attracted nearly thirty seconds of continued applause:
We have stopped the government attacks on our Judeo-Christian values,” Trump said, “because we know that families and churches, not government officials, know best how to create a strong and loving community.
We know that parents, not bureaucrats, know best how to raise their children and to nurture their children.
And above all else, we know this, America doesn’t worship government, we worship God.
Earlier in his speech, Trump said that despite critics saying he had not accomplished one legislative item on his agenda, he had cut more regulations than any other president — including Abraham Lincoln.
“Honest Abe Lincoln, he was a regulation guy,” Trump said. “Abe Lincoln was a regulation cutter. Can you believe that?”
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