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Politics Trump to become first sitting president to address Values Voter Summit

18:00  12 october  2017
18:00  12 october  2017 Source:   thehill.com

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" 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,” Tony Perkins, the council’s president , said in a Tuesday statement. Tags Family Research Council Donald Trump Values Voter Summit .

President Donald Trump on Friday became the first sitting president to address the Values Voter Summit , an event sponsored by the Family Research Council, a group known for its anti-LGBTQ views.

Trump to become first sitting president to address Values Voter Summit © Provided by The Hill Trump to become first sitting president to address Values Voter Summit

President Trump on Friday will become the first sitting United States president to speak at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit.

"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," Tony Perkins, the council's president, said in a Tuesday statement.

"Values voters are coming to our nation's capital thankful to hear from a president who is fulfilling the promises that he campaigned on. Since the early days of the campaign, President Trump allied himself with values voters, promising to put an end to the 8 years of relentless assault on the First Amendment."

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The president became the first sitting president to address the Values Voter Summit , an annual D.C. gathering of religious conservatives, as he solidifies his ties to the GOP's evangelical wing. President Trump speaks to the 2017 Value Voter Summit on Friday in Washington, D.C.

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Trump spoke at the summit in 2015, during the Republican primary race, and last year ahead of the 2016 general election.

Perkins also praised Trump's recent executive order on health care, saying it shows that the president "is committed to undoing the anti-faith policies of the previous administration and restoring true religious freedom."

The Trump administration last week rolled back an Obama-era mandate that made it a requirement for employers to cover birth control in health insurance plans. Both non-profit and for-profit employers may choose to stop adhering to the mandate based on religious and moral grounds.

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