President Donald Trump spoke Wednesday at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s annual “Road to the Majority” conference in Washington, D.C., where he touted his judicial appointments, religious freedom victories and efforts to protect the sanctity of human life.
The three-day event began Wednesday and is scheduled to include appearances by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and other top GOP officials.
Trump began his speech by rallying thousands in the crowd to re-elect him next year.
“You have to go out and vote. November 3  is a big date next year,” he said. “When I asked for your support in 2016, Americans of faith were under assault. The shameful attempt to suppress religious believers ended the day I took the oath of office.”
Trump added he will soon appoint his 145th federal judge. His filling federal court benches and adding two new Supreme Court justices have had an impact on restricting abortion, he said.
“We’re proudly defending the sanctity of life,” Trump said, adding that every human life is made in the image of God.
“Democrats are determined to pack the courts with radical left judges who will impose their own far-left views on the American people.”
The president also claimed economic victories in the last two and-a-half years, which he said have put millions of Americans back to work and enabled minorities and women to enjoy historically-low unemployment.
Greater religious freedom has also been a result of his administration, Trump declared, saying religious leaders are able to speak without fear of consequence or retribution. And universities, he said, can no longer restrict free speech or prohibit a speaker based on political beliefs.
He also took credit for the Supreme Court case that allowed a World War I memorial cross to remain in Maryland.
“Americans’ belief in God has forged the character of our country and made our nation a light unto the world.”
Faith & Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed said Trump has delivered on his promises — which includes “historic criminal justice reform” and support for Israel.