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Trump has called on evangelicals to vote for him to protect religious freedom

Trump has called on evangelicals to vote for him to protect religious freedom

Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday urged evangelicals to turnout and help him win the November presidential election.

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“Evangelicals and Christians don’t vote as much as they should,” the right-wing candidate told hundreds of attendees at the “Faith and Freedom” coalition’s (Faith and Freedom) conference at a Washington hotel. and independence).

“They go to church every Sunday, but they don’t vote. And just make sure they vote this one time,” he said. “In four years, you don’t have to vote, right? In four years, don’t vote, I don’t care,” he said half-heartedly. added, prompting laughter from the audience.



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The billionaire assured evangelicals who played a key role in his 2016 rise to power, many of whom are fiercely loyal to him, that he would protect their faith.

He has already allowed a historic victory on abortion by appointing three conservative justices to the Supreme Court.

“We will protect Christians in our schools, in our military, in our administration, in our workplaces, in our hospitals,” he said.

“We will also create a new federal task force to combat anti-Christian prejudice,” whose mission would be to investigate “discrimination” and “persecution” of Christians in the United States, he said.

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The former president said the Democratic camp of his rival, incumbent President Joe Biden, is trying to “silence” and “depress” Christians.

“They don’t want you to vote, that’s why you should vote,” Donald Trump said. “If you vote, we can’t lose.”

The crowd chanted “Vote, vote, vote” and cheered the president.

Donald Trump faces Joe Biden in a televised debate next Thursday, four months before the presidential election.