Trump to Address Anti-LGBT 'Value Voters Summit' in Washington on Friday

Jose Luis Magana  Associated Press

Jose Luis Magana Associated Press

President Trump reignited the "war on Christmas" on Friday, telling a crowd of supporters that "we're saying Merry Christmas again" now that he's president.

Donald Trump will join a who's who of the religious right Friday at the Values Voter Summit, as he becomes the first sitting president to address the event, sponsored by the anti-LGBT Family Research Council.

"Since the early days of the campaign, President Trump allied himself with values voters, promising to put an end to the 8 years of relentless assault on the First Amendment", said Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council (FRC), of which FRC Action is a legislative affiliate.

He also said he's "stopping cold" attacks on Judeo-Christian values.

Trump is addressing the annual Values Voter summit in Washington. "If I'm president, you will see 'Merry Christmas" in department stores, believe me, believe me".

Trump listed his administration's accomplishments and commitments to religious liberty, noting his executive order in May marking a "National Day of Prayer", and simply "renewing the America we love". He last spoke there in 2015 as a Republican candidate for president.

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Most recently, Trump rolled back an Obamacare rule that required employers to provide birth control coverage as part of their health insurances packages.

Trump also pivoted to another promise he made on the campaign trail.

"[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.

"Tor too long politicians have tried to centralize authority among the hands of a small few in our nation's capital", he said. "Bureaucrats think they can run your lives and tell you how to live and what to say-but we know parents, not bureaucrats, know how to raise their children and create a thriving society". "Well guess what, we're saying Merry Christmas again". Michele Bachmann are among the other scheduled speakers.

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News.

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