President Trump and First Lady Melania Host White House Dinner With Evangelical Leaders…

[Transcript] State Dining Room – 6:54 P.M. EDT – THE PRESIDENT: What a nice group. Thank you very much. Please.

Melania and I are thrilled to welcome you. And these are very special friends of mine, Evangelical pastors and leaders from all across the nation. We welcome you to the White House. Its a special place. Its a place we love. Were having a lot of fun, were having a lot of success.

Today we reached the highest level in the history of the stock market. We broke 26,000 — (applause) — so I assume you have some stock. And I view that differently. Were respected all over the world again, and it means jobs. So its a lot of good things happening.

I also want to thank a family of faith that is truly a blessing to our nation. I want to thank Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence. Where are you, Mike? (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you, Mike.

And our incredible First Lady for hosting this evening. Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.)

America is a nation of believers. And tonight were joined by faith leaders from across the country who believe in the dignity of life, the glory of God, and the power of prayer. Everybody agree with that?

AUDIENCE: Yes! (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT: If you didn’t, wed have a big story, wouldn’t we? (Laughter.)

I want to say a special thank you to Paula White, Alveda King, Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell, Darrell Scott, Robert Jeffress, Ralph Reed, Tony Perkins, Lester Warner, and everyone here tonight. So many great, great leaders. Incredible leaders. I know you, I watch you, I see you. Yours are the words we want to hear.

I also understand that tonight is the 58th wedding anniversary. So we have a very big wedding — where is he? Dr. James and Shirley Dobson. Where are they? (Applause.) Where are they? Thats great. Congratulations. That’s something.

MRS. DOBSON: Thank you for throwing a party of us tonight. (Laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT: That’s right. This is a party for you. We can look at it that way, actually. (Laughter.) Thank you. Congratulations.

Were also joined by Secretary Alex Azar, Secretary Ben Carson – hello, Ben – (applause) — and Ambassador Sam Brownback. (Applause.)

Before going any further, I want to extend our prayers and condolences to the victims of the tragic shooting in Jacksonville, Florida. That was a terrible thing indeed. And how it happens, nobody really knows. But they’ve done an incredible job down in Jacksonville, as they always do in Florida and throughout the country. But condolences.

Also, our hearts and prayers are going to the family of Senator John McCain. There’s going to be a lot of activity over the next number of days. And we very much appreciate everything that Senator McCain has done for our country. So thank you very much. (Applause.)

Were here this evening to celebrate Americas heritage of faith, family, and freedom. As you know, in recent years, the government tried to undermine religious freedom. But the attacks on communities of faith are over. We’ve ended it. We’ve ended it. (Applause.) Unlike some before us, we are protecting your religious liberty.

In the last 18 months alone, we have stopped the Johnson Amendment from interfering with your First Amendment rights. (Applause.) A big deal. Its a big deal.

We’ve taken action to defend the religious conscience of doctors, nurses, teachers, students, preachers, faith groups, and religious employers.

We sent the entire executive branch guidance on protecting religious liberty. Big deal. Brought the Faith and Opportunity Initiative to the White House.

Reinstated the Mexico City Policy we first put into place. And if you know, if you study it – and most of you know about this – first under President Ronald Reagan, not since then – the Mexico City Policy. (Applause.)

We proposed regulations to prevent Title 10 taxpayer funding from subsidizing abortion. I was the first President to stand in the Rose Garden to address the March for Life. First one. (Applause.)

My administration has strongly spoken out against religious persecution around the world, including the persecution of Christians. All over the world, whats going on. (Applause.) And for that, we’ve become not only a strong voice but a very, very powerful force. Were stopping a lot of bad things from happening.

We brought home hostages from North Korea, including an American pastor. And were fighting to release Pastor Brunson from Turkey. (Applause.) And we’ve made (inaudible).

We’ve recognized the capital of Israel and opened the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. (Applause.)

Were restoring opportunity for all Americans. African American, Hispanic American, Asian American unemployment have all recently achieved their lowest rates ever recorded in the history of our country. (Applause.) And women’s unemployment recently achieved its lowest rate in 65 years. (Applause.)

Very important to me, youth unemployment has reached its lowest rate in nearly 50 years. And unemployment for Americans without a high school diploma – think of that — has reached its lowest rate ever. (Applause.)

Were advancing prison reform to give former inmates a second chance. And these incredible unemployment numbers are probably the greatest thing that ever happened to people getting out and wanting a second, and sometimes a third, chance. But they’d come out of prison, and they were not hired, and bad things would happen, and they’d go back. Now they’re coming out of prison, they’re getting jobs. Were working with them. And they are very, very thankful.

Ill tell you who else is thankful: the employers. I have a friend who hired numerous people coming out of prison — something he never thought he’d do — and in a way, he was forced to do it, frankly. He was forced to do it by the fact that he couldn’t get people; he needed people. The numbers are so low in that community. He is so happy. Hes hired some people that he said he hopes he never loses them. They’re happy, and he is thrilled. So that’s a great story. A great story. (Applause.)

Every day, were standing for religious believers, because we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of American life. (Applause.) And we know that freedom is a gift from our Creator.

Here in the State Dining Room, carved into this fireplace, is the famous prayer of John Adams. It says, I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House. And that’s really what it is. This is an incredible house. Means so much. It means so much to our country. It means so much to the world. And it means, really, so much to religion and to Christians. So its an honor to have you.

Together, we will uplift our nation in prayer, defend the sanctity of life, and forever proudly remain one nation under God. (Applause.)

So thank you again to all of my friends and faith leaders for being here tonight. You are really special people. The support you’ve given me has been incredible. But I really don’t feel guilty because I have given you a lot back, just about everything I promised. (Applause.) And as one of our great pastors just said, Actually, you’ve given us much more, sir, than you promised. And I think that’s true, in many respects. (Applause.)

And now I would like to ask a tremendous friend of all of ours, Pastor Paula White, to come up and bless our meal. Paula, please. (Applause.)

PASTOR WHITE: Its an honor to be here. And before we pray the prayer, this group would like to present to you and First Lady a Bible that is signed by over a hundred Christians, Evangelicals that love you, pray for you. And Id just love to read the inscription for you and First Lady. Its very important for – I have to put on my glasses, so — sorry.

It says: First Lady and President, you are in our prayers always. Thank you for your courageous and bold stand for religious liberty, and for your timeless service to all Americans. We appreciate the price that you have paid to walk in the high calling. History will record the greatness that you have brought for generations.

We pray this prayer. And if all of you agree with that, say Amen.

AUDIENCE: Amen!

(A prayer is given.)

END 7:05 P.M. EDT

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100 Responses to President Trump and First Lady Melania Host White House Dinner With Evangelical Leaders…

  1. wolfmoon1776 says:

    America is a nation of believers. And tonight were joined by faith leaders from across the country who believe in the dignity of life, the glory of God, and the power of prayer. Everybody agree with that?

    AUDIENCE: Yes! (Applause.)

    THE PRESIDENT: If you didn’t, we’d have a big story, wouldn’t we? (Laughter.)

    I love President Trump’s sense of humor in these “dinner speech” situations!

    Now – what’s the Mexico City Policy? Heard about the Johnson Amendment, but not the Mexico City Policy.

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  2. Resistwemuch says:

    What a wonderful party. Thank God for President Trump.

    Liked by 18 people

  3. White Apple says:

    Wow! this guy had one busy day. However, not just ‘busy” but fruitful.

    Liked by 16 people

    • scottmc37 says:

      He is a workaholic……..Its unbelievable the energy he has and what he gets done in anyone day, Im sure he would tire out a 30 year old trying to keep up to his work pace, even his travels to europe and Asia, major time changes didnt seem to phase him…..Amazing..

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  4. wheatietoo says:

    He included some nice words for McStain.

    The loathsome Trump-hating media will probably claim that it “wasn’t enough’.
    Or they will ignore it altogether.

    It’s great to see our President and First Lady hosting an event like this, honoring Christianity.

    I don’t remember HusseinO doing anything like this.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      In fact, THIS line was POWERFUL. Quiet, but powerful…

      As you know, in recent years, the government tried to undermine religious freedom.

      But the attacks on communities of faith are over. We’ve ended it. We’ve ended it.

      (Applause.)

      That sounded absolutely final. The Pelosicrats are not getting back into power in anything resembling Obama. Not now. It ain’t gonna happen. I think the administration is sitting on MOABs. A huge pile of ’em.

      Liked by 29 people

    • Grassleygirl/Breitbartista says:

      Hussein told us Christians to get off our “high horse”
      Too bad he wasn’t standing behind our horse.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “He included some nice words for McStain.”

      Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

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    • Fools Gold says:

      They did, tuned into the bitch of babalon, madcow, for about 2 mins. and she was right on top of it waving her paws like fighting off fleas…

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      My feeling as I read the transcript was I’d sure like to be there. Great people, good vibes. Beats the heck out of a rousing night of Jay Z and Beyonce. So glad our First Lady had the place blessed before moving in.

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    • farmhand1927 says:

      The Obama’s did enjoy their Ramadan celebrations, and we musn’t forget them honoring the Hateful Hollywood Hypocrites on Wednesday evenings. Fancy soirees were frequent for actors, musicians, directors, producers, overpaid sports figures.. Maybe that’s what has Hollywood so wee-wee’d up—they don’t get invited for those big, extravagant, drunken parties anymore—paid for with taxpayer money, of course. As long as it was lawless or Godless, it was celebrated in the WH under Obama’s. Guess that’s what kept Michelle’s sanity intact whilst living in that ‘prison’.

      Busy week, lots of news but can’t help sharing this little nugget abt one of the biggest Hateful Hollywood Hypocrites—none other than Kathy “He Broke Me” Griffin.

      https://bigleaguepolitics.com/video-kathy-griffin-took-job-at-trumps-club-sucked-up-to-him/

      Praise the Lord and pass the cinnamon rolls, there are still faithful, loving men and women in America that cheerfully and unashamedly cling to their religion! Last night looked like a delightful, wonderful evening. Difficult as it is, we must continue to pray for the lost souls that attack our beloved President and his family—and us. Only the hateful could look at that gathering last night and be critical, but we suffer them in hopes someday they see the light.

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    • Bendix says:

      It was more than enough, considering the venue.
      I don’t recall McStain standing up when Christians were under attack.

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  5. andre says:

    Donald Trump, his family, and this country are in my prayers always. We must contend for him in the spiritual realm as there is so much spiritual darkness coming at him. In 2016 when there were moments that it looked like Clinton and the left would prevail, the Lord told me that He is bigger than any man (in general). God has His plans, man has his.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “We must contend for him in the spiritual realm as there is so much spiritual darkness coming at him.”

      Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

      Not only him, but those that stand with him. There are quite a few Luciferians in the 6000-8000 people that primary control this present evil world (until the Lord Jesus Christ returns to set up his Kingdom) and have most of the wealth in the world.

      Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
      6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
      7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

      That is why there is so much opposition to Christianity at such high levels.

      1Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
      24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
      25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
      26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
      27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      I couldn’t agree with you more. I am often overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the torrent of evil that is aimed at PDJT and family and trusted advisors.

      During the campaign I would feel so helpless at seeing it happen and yet I couldn’t do anything to stop it. I reminded myself the only thing I could do was pray, and that was probably the most powerful of tools to fight this fight with anyway.

      I pray daily for them all, and it is needed now more than ever. They never stop, they just keep coming. But prayer can keep it at bay and I know so many others who are praying just as hard as I am.

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      • Psycho Monkee says:

        Agreed. Every prayer is presented before the throne of God. The book of Tobit is a fantastic affirmation story about prayers and the blessings bestowed. 🙏

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      • pjpatriot says:

        Prayer got President Trump in the White House and prayer will keep him safely there.

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        The only power stronger than our vote to keep these satanists at bay is the Almighty Power of the One True Almighty Triune God.

        Have we noticed the 2016 campaign put wrinkles around our eyes and some grays on our heads, yet The Anointed One, our President, actually looks younger than when he came down the escalator and Mrs. Trump becomes more beautiful each day? If that ain’t some straight up Divine Intervention then show us what is! Talk abt being cloaked in God’s protection and armor, it’s working well for our First Couple!

        That 2016 election season was often heart-wrenching and nerve-wracking, a roller coaster ride thru hell some days. But faith sustained us. We knew Donald Trump was called and we knew that if we joined our prayers from every corner of this nation, if we released our fears and trusted our God, His will would be done among us. And so it was.

        It wasn’t Russia that influenced our election. It was the Most Powerful Hand and Will of Almighty God. Hallejah!

        I’ve written here before abt watching both primary and general election debates and having my stomach in knots. Especially when Our Lion debated the cackling, drunken, cheater Hillary, with all her perfectly coiffed answers, seeming to never get caught off guard or have a slip of her forked tongue. We suspicioned she knew questions ahead of time and Donna Brazille confirmed it (It worked so effectively against Bernie, we are sure she used the same tactic with Mr. Trump–just cuz nobody’s owned up to it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen).

        My children and grandchildren got to the point of suggesting I not watch the debates because I got so angry at the moderators and at Hillary’s lies and smirks. They would keep an eye on me via texts, “Mom, are you doing ok? I’m sure that whopper Hillary just told has you all kinds of ticked off. Don’t worry, Trump’s doing fine.”. The only way I got any sleep those nights was coming here post-debate. Sundance almost instantaneously had a long list of media outlets that took polls as to which candidate won tne debate. Every single time, Donald Trump won those debates at every media outlet. Even the NYT and CNN had to print the delicious truth.

        God’s in the details. Always has been. Always will be.

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        • Bendix says:

          Mrs. Trump knows that all her hard work and sacrifice paid off- her husband is right where he wanted to be.
          He could not have done it without her. He knows it, and he treats her with the deference owed her.

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  6. TNGal says:

    Please pray for our President and First Lady when you go to bed at night and before you get out of your bed. He was meant “for such a time as this.”

    Liked by 30 people

  7. Alison says:

    What a wonderful evening, and such a blessing to bring Christianity back to the forefront in our White House. We have been missing that vital connection for far too long.

    Thank you, Sundance, for highlighting the events that are otherwise ignored by #FakeScrews

    Liked by 23 people

    • MelH says:

      Part of what makes this event so special is that we never expected it. Being able to say Merry Christmas was such a gift, but the President has gone waaaaaay beyond that in bringing God back into our Country. Golly Gee Whiz, Obummer and the Mooswe had Beyonce and Jay Z at their State Dinners. I’m wondering why Joel Osteen has not boarded the Trump Train yet.

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      • MelH says:

        By the way, we are addicted to SonLifeBroadcastingNetwork (SBN) owned by Jimmy Swaggart, and many times have heard Mrs. Swaggart and the 3 other preachers in that ministry say very positive things about what President Trump is doing for Evangelicals. They have an afternoon show on which they answer callers and discuss political matters, which surprised me. Back in the day, most churches were careful not to talk about politics. SBN is on 24/7 and features outstanding musicians.

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  8. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    1Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
    2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
    3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
    4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
    5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

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  9. NJF says:

    Wonderful and lovely. Love them both.

    Liked by 11 people

  10. Cheri Lawrence says:

    My God, thank you, we have wonderful human beings back in the White House! The blessings have never been more obvious and oh so beautiful to behold!!

    Liked by 23 people

  11. poodle12 says:

    Our gorgeous First Lady looks especially radiant tonight. She also looked pretty and summery in floral skirt greeting the Kenyan leader and first lady earlier today. Pity American fashion magazines are refusing to put on their covers the most beautiful First Lady since Dolly Madison and putting themselves out of business in the process. Melania is also a woman of sincere faith which she appears to radiate. I pray for her good health and safety, and feel so blessed to have her and President Trump in the White House.

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    • BetsyRossRocked says:

      Amen !

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    • MAJA says:

      It will be interesting to see how many baby girls are named Melania over the next 6 yrs 7 months.

      Liked by 6 people

    • MelH says:

      Melania rejected offers to put her on the cover of magazines. Anna Wintour, Editor at Vogue, visited the White House very early on and was sent packing. Melania is waaaaay too classy for even Vogue. They have sunk so low as to feature Stormey recently. it’s a dying industry, replaced by the internet, but they are going down, kicking and screaming

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    • Bendix says:

      I liked that summer look too.
      Kenya’s first lady seemed to be showing real warmth toward Melania.
      Word gets around, of what a genuine and nice woman Melania is.
      I wonder what people from other countries, who followed foreign news closely, thought when they heard Michelle Obama not only knock America, but America’s citizens?

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  12. parteagirl says:

    Thank you, Lord, for answering my prayers with Donald Trump. I was surprised, at first, that he was Your choice to lead our nation, but in Your hands and with Your might, not only is he accomplishing great things for our nation, and indeed the whole world, but it shows that You can use any one of us to accomplish Your purposes if we are willing. Make us willing, dear Lord. Amen.

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  13. Snow White says:

    Wow, let’s recap our president’s day, only with what I know:
    1. Get the trade agreement with Mexico done;
    2. Meet president Kenyatta in the Oval Office;
    3. Talk to Justine Sparkle socks from Canada;
    4. Have a dinner for the evangelical leaders at the White House. Whew, I’m tired just thinking of whatever else he did behind the scenes that no one knows about plus the public agenda. God bless our beloved president and his family, and always have your angels guarding them.

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  14. It is so clear that God is using President Trump. Every human vessel is imperfect, but with God much blessing can ensue. Am I the only one to think that Melania’s faith and the example of the Pence family is stirring more faith in our President? I pray for that as well as protection for both POTUS and FLOTUS and their families.
    Oh, and it was neat to hear of the 58th wedding anniversary for the Dobson’s today.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Every human vessel is imperfect, but with God much blessing can ensue.”

      As [Pastor] Robert Jeffress has said (before the election) more than once on Lou Dobb’s FBN show, [paraphrasing] “We are electing a President, not looking for someone to lead a Bible study in the Oval Office”.

      Our salvation rests on the faithfulness OF our Lord Jesus Christ – not ourselves.

      Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

      Please note that ALL modern perversions change “of” to “in” in this and similar verses -making it our faith, instead of Christ’s faith and faithfulness. Small word changes can have big ramifications.

      We “should” do and maintain “good works”, but we do not “have to”. It affects our reward, not our eternal destiny.

      Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

      Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

      Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

      1Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
      12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
      13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
      14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

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      • Our country and people have suffered so much over the past 30 years or so (NAFTA is almost that old… but not anymore!). So many industries destroyed (think of North Carolina’s shuttered furniture factories and textile mills, Alabama’s rusting steel mills, New England and the Midwest’s general manufacturing losses, etc.); so many lives lost to despair (suicide, alcoholism, opioid addiction, atheism, etc.) or squandered on wars that did not advance the national interest; our social, economic, political, and religious institutions infiltrated and taken over by foreign interests; etc.

        How our country and people have suffered!

        It is my belief that God is acting through President Trump to save our country.

        If you are so inclined, please pray for our President and his family.

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    • NC PATRIOT says:

      They pray at the beginning of each cabinet meeting also !

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    • farmhand1927 says:

      Melania carried a family heirloom rosary when she married Donald Trump. She is clearly a woman of great faith, courage and love. God’s light and love shines through her smile and her eyes radiate His compassion and forgiveness.

      No doubt if Michelle Obama would have been treated by the media the same way Melania has, her arrogance, anger and bitter personality would have raged in every form she could muster.

      Mrs. Trump is a woman of God, her calling is her family, her duty now is to this nation. She bears that weight with the utmost dignity, even on the darkest days.

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  15. Paul B. says:

    Simply wonderful. I am so grateful to the Lord for the mercies He has shown America. I pray that the eyes of the unbelievers will be opened to the truth.

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    • Justice says:

      For all of our lives, the entire time, he was raising up Donald Trump to combat this evil. He had to do it by helping Donald become completely independent from the ‘system’. I had no idea God was bringing up a man like Trump. I thought we were sunk and over. Not true. All of you are here, and we put him in office.

      It’s over for the Democrats. They will never regain power again. Too many good people in this land can see through the deceit. The next elections forthcoming will be absolute landslides for Trump and his team.

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      • Paul B. says:

        I hope so. I do know that a lot of prayer has gone into this, and a lot of grieving over a long period of time.

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      • Bendix says:

        I prayed for someone to do something to stop all this, before I even really knew what “this” was.
        Imagine my shock when I realized what God was giving us. Donald J. Trump.
        THAT GUY?!
        I knew who he was, long before the Apprentice show.
        Like Billy Joel said, I was “flabbergasted” to know who God had chosen. It may as well have BEEN Billy Joel he picked, I was that stunned.
        Not that boorish loudmouth!
        Oh yes, that boorish loudmouth.
        Praise God.

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  16. Thanks be to God for PDJT.

    I can’t even imagine what Thanksgiving is going to be like this fall!!!!

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    • NC PATRIOT says:

      I think POTUS has had a religious awakening——I began to notice it on the campaign as he became aware of the “movement” and the hopes so many people had in him, And then the pastors began to support him and pray over him.

      I can’t help but feel that his personal faith and his resolve is what enables him to STAND against the onslaught of hate he gets from all sides.

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      • I agree 100%. I noticed the same thing during the campaign.

        I get the sense that PDJT felt a higher calling and set aside his very comfortable life in response to that calling.

        (On a personal note, I’m an NC native living in the Pacific Northwest. I miss the Piedmont, camping in the mountains, fishing on the Outer Banks, etc. (Not to mention our destroyed furniture industry, textile industry, tobacco farming, insurance and banking firms, etc. But PDJT is going to bring that back!)

        God bless you and yours.

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        • farmhand1927 says:

          Donald Trump did reawaken to his spiritual life during the campaign. Surely, he knew the movement behind him was Heaven-inspired. His children also grew in their faith and the selection of Mike Pence wasn’t to win the Christian vote, but rather provide a confidant, a man of abiding faith at the President’s side. Between pence and Dr. Carson, our President is surrounded by men of strong faith and the Bible tells us to associate with faithful people so they can build us up.

          President Trump has often talked about his mother and her deep faith in the Lord. He has spoken of watching her read her Bible at night and taking her children to church and Sunday School. He was raised in the firm foundation and like so many of us in our older years, return to those early experiences and remember the role models that set our feet in faith.

          Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love.

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  17. woohoowee says:

    First Lady Melania is so happy to there, and it shows 🙂

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    • cthulhu says:

      I’ve mentioned it before…..I think Melania is Q. She is not merely eye-candy, as the left would like to portray her — she is an extremely intelligent, talented, and accomplished woman. When we get the reveal for “The Big Ugly”, it will show how thoroughly the left has been outclassed.

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    • HHM says:

      My first thought when I saw that picture of her at her table: that she looks the most completely relaxed and happy I’ve ever seen her, all her guard down, knowing they are with friends and that – for a while, at least – he is safe..

      ,

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  18. Kenji says:

    What !? So close to Eid ul-Adha … the former White House resident would never be so … offensive … to Islamic-Americans.

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  19. Troublemaker10 says:

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  20. cthulhu says:

    We keep hearing this BS — “he’s a racist, he’s a sexist, he’s a pervert, he’s a criminal, he’s a dictator, he’s a monster, he’s lawless….” — and everything he actually does is a selfless win for Americans. Maybe someone will actually notice.

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    • BurmaShave2 says:

      “he’s a racist, he’s a sexist, he’s a pervert, he’s a criminal, he’s a dictator, he’s a monster, he’s lawless….”

      This “BS” comes the [you know who] who have cornered the market on hypocrisy and are always projecting.

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  23. theresanne says:

    All those prayers we prayed were not in vain. God is using President Trump far beyond anything I could have ever imagined. Just to see Christian leaders sit down at a White House dinner and have the President himself speak openly of defending our Christian faith is a blessing almost too big to believe. Thank You, Lord.

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  24. MelH says:

    I’ve seen many articles on the internet tonight, about Julian Assange. He has been given Ecuadorian citizenship. The USA has sued him for using letters he was given given by the Russians to enhance the campaign of Donald Trump. Burr and Warner have sent him a letter demanding that he appear before Congress for questioning “at an agreed upon date and time”. Assange has many times denied Russia or ANY state gave him the letters. Am I alone in thinking the President should offer immunity and safe passage to Assange for telling who gave him the letters? Articles say GOP believes Guccifer 2 gave the letters. I believe Seth Rich gave the letters. In any case Assange would be crazy to even respond to Burr and Warner. Should we encourage President to give Assange asylum?

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  25. trumpismine says:

    Here in the State Dining Room, carved into this fireplace, is the famous prayer of John Adams. It says, I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House. And that’s really what it is. This is an incredible house. Means so much. It means so much to our country. It means so much to the world. And it means, really, so much to religion and to Christians. So its an honor to have you.
    I believe many God fearing presidents have in moments of prayer have asked for God’s Blessing and have heard our prayers for this man too. I join all you in prayer. God Bless President Trump and all who Pray for him in Jesus Holy Name.
    amen

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  26. HHC - 2nd 16th says:

    The mere thought that PDJT acknowledges let alone meets with Evangelicals or any religious affiliated group must drive Dems and the MM to the brink. I love it. “One Nation Under God” and “In God we Trust” are forever the foundation of our Nation. God Bless America and President Trump. And……I do not practice any religion, but respect eveyone’s right to do so. AMEN and MAGA!

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  27. The last three years remind me of a true story from history:

    Long ago there was a man who grew up in a nation that he dearly loved and earnestly desired to help. He became well known for his good deeds and his speaking, where he promised wonderful things for the people while continually condemning the evil deeds of the corrupt rulers of the country. He became so popular that the rulers began to feel threatened that he would become the leader of the country and they would lose their position of power and prestige. So they began to plot against the man in order to destroy him. But they had to be very crafty and subtle because the people loved the man and they would rebel and overthrow the leaders if they knew what they were doing.

    When the time was right and the people were distracted the leaders found a friend to betray the man and had him arrested in the dead of night. They quickly put the man on trial bringing false charges and false witnesses against the man who had done nothing wrong. Corrupt prosecutors and judges broke every law of jurisprudence in order to find the man guilty and to condemn him to death. Through emotional manipulation of the people they managed to force the spineless government ruler of the time to issue a sentence of death. The sentence was carried out and the people mourned greatly.

    Since it was now too late, the people did nothing but accept their fate. The evil rulers celebrated the death of an innocent man because their position was no longer threatened. However it didn’t end well for the rulers. In due time they were utterly destroyed by external enemies. Sadly so was their country along with them. Yet in an unpredictable twist this all ultimately turned out to be of unimaginable benefit to the world as good conquered evil in the end. It’s as if an invisible hand was guiding things all along.

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  28. IF YOU LISTEN carefully to what VSGPDJT said- each word you will hear is clear and unapologetic Bible-based Christian orthodoxy, This is a Servant Of Christ. This is why he is so hatred.

    John 15:18 records what Jesus said:
    “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you”

    For me hatred by the Leftists is a badge of honor and a clear sign I am doing something right.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “For me hatred by the Leftists is a badge of honor and a clear sign I am doing something right”

      2Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

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  29. He mentions the Johnson Amendment and how he has taken steps to allow them their first amendment rights….what has he done? I haven’t heard about this. I knew he talked about it during the campaign, but didn’t realize he had taken action.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      ” I haven’t heard about this.”

      Were you expecting the fake news MSM to put it on the front page or make it a lead story?
      Stormy and Muh Russia are far more important to them. Outside FNC/FBN, One America News, Newsmax and The Blaze, If it does not support an anti-PDJT narrative, it will not be mentioned.

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      • Have you heard about it?

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        • One of the first things President Trump did was an executive order reversing the Johnson amendment Background: LBJ didn’t like what a pastor said about him, so LBJ banned political speech from the pulpit and had it signed into law. PDJT’s executive order is OK but he knows the law needs to be undone. He is working on that.
          (Quick synopsis off the top of my head).

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  30. Lactantius says:

    I can’t help but recall how Bill Clinton could put on his pious face and pick up his 20 pound Bible and put in an appearance at a church. And, when he got totally caught out with a girl the age of his daughter, that woman — Monica Lewinsky– Pious Bill called in The Reveruuund Juicy Jackson to put him through atonement rehabilitation. 15 minutes every week for four weeks and he was healed.

    President Donald J. Trump has been a “worldly” man and everyone knows it. But when it comes to his principles and his guiding faith he doesn’t just walk the walk and talk the talk and then turn it off. The men and women at the dinner with evangelical leaders know that President Donald J. Trump sincerely believes the words he spoke: “Together, we will uplift our nation in prayer, defend the sanctity of life, and forever proudly remain one nation under God.” The men and women at the dinner are experts at knowing the real thing. And the American people do to. That gives the socialists and their religion of the state an extra dose of heartburn.

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  31. Tiffthis says:

    What a lovely evening for the First Lady and President. Well deserved.

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  32. rikster says:

    During the Obama years I would pray nightly that the Lord would send and Angel or two to visit Hussein and his minions. At first I had a slim hope that he would wise up if such an event happened. As time went on I guessed my prayers were being forsaken for a reason, and the evil was permeating from that regime to the point that it was tangible..

    I had a hint that the Lord had other plans when our current President announced he was running, The first debate solidified those thoughts. I also know our combined prayers helped to foster the miracle election we all witnessed.

    The evil forces a attacking with everything they have but, I cannot imagine our creator dropping the ball at this stage. It’s my belief if we keep up the faith and prayers victory shall be ours my friends.

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  33. Bendix says:

    No sanctimony, no false piety. Our president is open and honest with the evangelicals.
    He does not pretend to be what he is not.
    He does not pretend NOT to be what he is.

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  34. A minor point… the article is missing at least nine apostrophes. Were instead of We’re, Wed instead of We’d, Id instead of I’d. I realize computers do this easily but for quality, please proof read.

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