“We can not permit this terrorism and extremism to spread in our nation, or to uncover sanctuary on our shores or in our metropolitan areas,” Trump said Saturday night at a “Celebrate Independence” concert honoring veterans. “We want to make positive that any one who seeks to join our nation shares our values and has the potential to love our people.”
The evangelical megachurch First Baptist Dallas and Salem Media Group sponsored the celebration at the John F. Kennedy Middle for the Undertaking Arts. First Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress was a potent backer of Trump during the 2016 marketing campaign.
The celebration at periods felt like 1 of Trump’s signature marketing campaign rallies, with the president promising an adoring crowd that The united states would “earn yet again” and prompting cheers with assaults on the news media.
“The faux media attempted to halt us from going to the White Residence, but I’m president and they are not,” he said.
Trump appeared on a stage embellished with a substantial American flag. Choirs carried out “The Struggle Hymn of the Republic” and other hymns and debuted a track with the lyrics “make The united states fantastic yet again” — Trump’s marketing campaign slogan.
Besides speaking to the event’s religious theme, Trump renewed his marketing campaign guarantee to constantly just take treatment of America’s veterans.
“Not only has God bestowed on us the gift of independence, he is also presented us the gift of heroes willing to give their lives to protect that independence,” he said.
Too much to handle assistance from evangelical voters aided propel Trump to victory in 2016. Considering that he took business office, Christian conservatives have been overjoyed by Trump’s appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court docket and his government order buying the IRS to relieve up on a not often enforced limit on partisan political exercise by churches.
Trump was shelling out the pre-Independence Day weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, but traveled again to Washington for the celebration.