(CNSNews.com) – Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump told attendees at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference on Friday in Washington, D.C., that he will defend Christian Americans and work to “restore faith to its proper mantle.”
“We will restore faith to its proper mantle in our society. That’s what we have to do, and we have to do that soon. We will respect and defend Christian Americans,” said Trump. “We will give parents control over their schools – so important. We’ll uphold the values our founders gave us, which we’re not doing now. We will work together to build and restore and lift up everyone – not a certain group – everyone, the whole country we’re gonna lift up.”
Trump said it’s important to keep “people of faith safe from threats like radical Islam.”
“Whether protecting them here or standing by Israel, all of us need to confront together, the threat of radical Islam,” he said.
Trump then ticked off a list of things “we can accomplish together,” including appointing pro-life judges.
“Here are some of what we can accomplish together: appoint judges … who will uphold our laws, protect our Constitution, and protect the rights of all Americans. And as you know, I put a list together of highly, highly respected judges,” he said, adding that “a lot of people have really come together over that list.”
“That’s one of the most important reasons why we have to win the presidency. If we don’t, it’s going to be a whole different country, and by the way, these judges are all pro-life,” Trump said.
“We will restore respect for people of faith who dutifully raise their children, follow our laws and rules, and … we have to take care of our neighbors, because right now, our neighbors are not being taken care of,” he said.
“We have to restore the rule of law on our border, in our government, no matter where it is. It has to be restored, and by the way, we have to pay great respect to our police and law enforcement in this country, believe me. They’re not being treated properly,” Trump added.
Trump said his plan “includes tough new ethics rules to restore dignity to the office of the Secretary of State, which it hasn’t had in a while.”
“We will protect the right of churches to speak their minds on political matters free from intimidation,” Trump said, adding that he will enact “new immigration controls to keep us safe from radical Islamic terrorism.”
“The bottom line is I will be working for you,” Trump said, adding that he just spent $55 million of his own money running in the primary election.
“Together friends, we will chart a new optimistic course for America. We will put America first. When you look at our deals, our military deals, our trade deals, all of the deals, we don’t put America first. I don’t think anybody negotiating these deals even knows anything about what they’re doing, and I don’t think they care about America being first. I care, and you care, and that’s the way it’s going to be,” Trump said.
“We have to take care of the people that are here. We have to temporarily stop this whole thing with what’s going on with refugees where we don’t know where they come from, but we have to take a rest,” he said. “We have to take a timeout. We have to use the money to take care of our poorest Americans and work with them so they can come out of this horrible situation that they’re in.”