Donald Trump to speak at anti-LGBT, anti-abortion conference

Jose Luis Magana  Associated Press

Jose Luis Magana Associated Press

Donald Trump is due to become the first sitting U.S. President to address the anti-LGBT Family Research Council's Value Voters Summit in Washington DC on Friday. "Today we have confirmation from the White House that President Donald Trump will speak to the VVS crowd this Friday morning". Trump scraped that plan with a new rule that would exempt employers whose religious or moral beliefs conflict with providing contraceptive coverage.

The annual political conference hosted by the Family Research Council brings together evangelical voters who were key to Mr. Trump's election win past year. This and the religious liberty order show that Trump "is committed to undoing the anti-faith policies of the previous administration and restoring true religious freedom", Perkins said. Trump has seized on these feelings, regularly telling primarily religious audiences that his presidency has made it acceptable to "start saying Merry Christmas again".

"Tor too long politicians have tried to centralize authority among the hands of a small few in our nation's capital", he said. But they don't say - well guess what?

"[People] don't use the word "Christmas" because it's not politically correct", Trump said, apparently unaware that you are not allowed to even mention the holiday until at least Thanksgiving. He pledged to make sure department store employees say "Merry Christmas". He adds his hope that Congress will give the American people a Christmas gift by passing his tax cut proposal.

Other people who are scheduled to attend are, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, and former National Security Advisor Sebastian Gorka, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Vicky Hartzler, Roy Moore of Alabama and reality stars Phil Robertson and his son Alan Robertson (Duck Dynasty).

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