At today’s Liberty Counsel event. Bloomberg reports:
Trump implored Christian conservatives gathered at a Pastors and Pews event in Orlando, Florida, Thursday to go “spread the word” about why he’ll be a good president.
“This may be the most important election that our country has ever had. So go out and spread the word,” an unusually soft-spoken Trump said at the event sponsored by the American Renewal Project. “Once I get in I will do my thing that I do very well. It think it’s probably, it may be the only way that I’m going to get to heaven.”
He urged leaders to get every Christian conservative voter to the polls. “Talk about who you want,” he told pastors, and make sure people vote even if they’re sick and have “the worst prognosis the doctor can give you.”
Much of Trump’s remarks centered on his promise to overturn the Johnson Amendment, the change in the tax code passed in 1954 that barred tax-exempt religious institutions from endorsing political candidates.
Evangelical ministers holding hands up in prayer after Trump speaks at Pastors and Pews event in Orlando pic.twitter.com/OgWHnLD6cZ
— Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) August 11, 2016
Faith leaders give Trump standing ovation at private Pastors & Pews gathering in Orlando. pic.twitter.com/VCYIr3yl8W
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) August 11, 2016
At Pastors & Pew event in Orlando where Trump will speak. Now: man rapping about "The American abortion Holocaust" pic.twitter.com/irwUXfWfuJ
— Noah Gray CNN (@NoahGrayCNN) August 11, 2016