President Trump addressed a crowd of about 7,000 supporters who flooded into the megachurch — home to one of the largest majority-Hispanic congregations in the country, according to The Miami Herald.
At the start of the event, faith leaders prayed over the president on stage. Guillermo Maldonado, the head pastor of the King Jesus International Ministry, far-left, prays for President Donald Trump during his “Evangelicals for Trump” rally on January 3, 2020.
“Let this be a warning to terrorists,” Trump told supporters on the irstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Gen. “If you value your own life, you will not threaten the lives of our citizens.”
“Qassem Soleimani has been killed and his bloody rampage is now, forever gone,” he continued. “He was plotting attacks against Americans, but now we’ve ensured his atrocities have been stopped for good.”
“I really do believe we have God on our side … or there would have been no way that we could have won,” Trump told the crowd. “People say, ‘How do you win?’ You don’t have the media. You have so many things against you’ — and we win. So there has to be something.”
Last month an editorial in Christianity Today questioned whether evangelicals could justify supporting Trump given his “immoral” shortcomings, including what the piece described as his use of presidential powers to persuade Ukraine to launch an investigation into his potential 2020 rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Franklin Graham and other 200 evangelicals took action for denouncing the editorial — and several evangelical leaders said it did not reflect a majority view among their voters.
Christians “have never had a greater champion — not even close — than you have in the White House right now. Look at the record,” Trump told the crowd, referring to himself. “We’ve done things that nobody thought was possible. We’re not only defending our constitutional rights, we’re also defending religion itself, which is under siege.”
President Trump repeatedly gave thanks to the crowd for their crucial support in 2016 and promising that “we’re going to blow those numbers away in 2020.”
A society without religion cannot prosper. A nation without faith cannot endure, because justice goodness and peace cannot prevail without the glory of Almighty God. – President Trump
“In America, we don’t worship government. We worship God,” he continued. Saying he would renew the importance of religion and family, Trump vowed that he would toughen restrictions on abortion and would take action to “safeguard students and teachers’ First Amendment rights to pray in our schools.”
Saying he would renew the importance of religion and family, Trump vowed that he would toughen restrictions on abortion and would take action to “safeguard students and teachers’ First Amendment rights to pray in our schools.”