President Trump Delivers Remarks to the 2017 Values Voter Summit

President Trump Delivers Remarks to the 2017 Values Voter Summit

President Donald Trump on Friday spoke at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.

"We're getting near that handsome Christmas season that people don't talk about any more, they don't use the word Christmas because it is not politically correct", Trump said.

Trump, nine months into his presidency, has found it harder to get things done than the ease with which he made promises on the campaign trail, making speeches to adoring audiences like Friday's in Washington key to boosting the President's morale.

"We're taking a little different route than we had hoped because getting Congress - they've forgotten what their pledges were", Trump said, referring to multiple plans he's rolled out in the past 24 hours to undermine the health care law. "And it'll be red, they'll have it painted, but they won't say, 'Well, guess what, we're saying merry Christmas again'". "No more Merry Christmas on Starbucks", Trump told a Springfield, Illinois rally. "If I'm president, you will see 'Merry Christmas" in department stores, believe me, believe me".

"We will not allow government workers to censor sermons or target our pastors, our ministers or our rabbis", he said.

The FRC announced Tuesday that Trump was going to address the VVS, the billionaire real estate mogul being the first sitting president to do so in its history. "Since the early days of the campaign, President Trump allied himself with values voters, promising to put an end to the eight years of relentless assault on the First Amendment".

A later speaker, former Rep. Michele Bachmann, vouched for Trump's religious awakening. Marco Rubio, then a 2016 presidential candidate, a "clown".

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