President Trump says Americans don’t worship government, they should call evil by its name and times are “changing back” to an earlier era when the nation’s founders “invoked our Creator four times in the Declaration of Independence.”
His comments came Friday at the Value Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., an annual gathering of the nation’s leading conservative and faith organizations, where he spoke just a year ago as a candidate. He’s the first sitting president to address the group.
“We know that it’s the family and the church, not government officials, that know best how to create strong and loving communities. And above all else, we know this: In America, we don’t worship government – we worship God,” he said.
“Inspired by that conviction, we are returning moral clarity to our view of the world and the many grave challenges we face.”
Shortly later, he added: “In this administration, we will call evil by its name. We stand with our friends and allies, we forge new partnerships in pursuit of peace, and we take decisive action against those who would threaten our people with harm. And we will be decisive – because we know that the first duty of government is to serve its citizens. We are defending our borders, protecting our workers and enforcing our laws.” (Read more from “Trump: In America, We Don’t Worship Government, We Worship God” HERE)