President Trump Delivers Remarks to the 2017 Values Voter Summit

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Speaking to a packed crowd at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., Trump argued political correctness has gotten in the way of celebrating the holiday.

He cited his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

President Donald Trump waves after speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., October 13, 2017.

'From my perspective, I do believe this president is a man of god.

'We protect religious liberty, ' he said.

"Values Voter Summit was created in 2006 to provide a forum to help inform and mobilize citizens across America to preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life and limited government that make our nation strong". "These are the people we want to hear from and they will not be silenced any longer".

"We're taking a little different route than we had hoped because getting Congress - they've forgotten what their pledges were", Trump said, referring to multiple plans he's rolled out in the past 24 hours to undermine the health care law.

Sponsoring organizations for VVS include the Family Research Council, the American Family Association, American Values, FRC Action, and Christian Healthcare Ministries, among others.

This is not the first time Trump has addressed the group and initially he was not universally well received.

"Values voters have waited eight years for a leader who puts America's mission first and respects the values that made America into a great nation", he stated.

"We're getting near that lovely Christmas season that people don't talk about any more, they don't use the word Christmas because it is not politically correct", Trump said.

The annual political conference hosted by the Family Research Council brings together evangelical voters who were key to Mr. Trump's election win a year ago.

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