Trump: My Administration Is ‘Substantially Ahead of Schedule’ on Delivering Promises

Melanie Arter | October 13, 2017 | 11:52am EDT
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( - President Donald Trump addressed the Values Voter Summit on Friday, telling them his administration has “followed through on one promise after another” and his administration is “substantially ahead of schedule.” 

​Those promises include protecting religious liberty.

Trump spoke at last year’s summit and pledged among other things to protect the nation’s religious heritage.

“Religious liberty is enshrined in the very first amendment of the Bill of Rights, and we all pledge allegiance to … one nation under God. This is America’s heritage, a country that never forgets that we are all … made by the same God in heaven,” he said.

“When I came to speak to you last year, I made you a promise,” the president said. Besides promising that he would return, Trump promised that “our nation’s religious heritage would be cherished, protected and defended like you have never seen before.”

“To protect the unborn, I have reinstated a policy first put in place by President Ronald Reagan - the Mexico city policy,” he said.

“To protect religious liberty, including protecting groups like this one, I signed a new executive action in a beautiful ceremony at the White House on our National Day of Prayer, which day we made official,” the president said.

“Among many historic steps, the executive order followed through on one of my most important campaign promises to so many of you - to prevent the horrendous Johnson Amendment from interfering with your 1st Amendment rights,” he added.

“We will not allow government workers to censor servants or pastors or rabbis. These are the people we want to hear from, and they’re not going to be silent anymore,” Trump said.

He said no religious group will ever be targeted under his administration.

“We are stopping the attacks on Judeo-Christian values,” the president said, including the attack on Christmas.

“And something I said so much during the last two years … they don’t use the word Christmas, because it’s not politically correct,” he said. “We’re saying Merry Christmas again.”

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