During a speech at the conservative Values Voter Summit, President Trump declared, “[We are] returning moral clarity to our view of the world… We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values.”
The crowd loved it, and Trump, never one to worry about political correctness, went on to emphasize, “We’re saying Merry Christmas again.” That comment drew raucous applause.
As reported by CNN, Trump has long been bothered by many companies’ and individuals’ hesitation to say “Merry Christmas.” During his time on the campaign trail Trump would often talk about this issue. “You go into a department store. When was the last time you saw ‘Merry Christmas?’ You don’t see it anymore,” Trump would say. “They want to be politically correct. If I’m president, you will see ‘Merry Christmas’ in department stores, believe me, believe me.”
Trump would often go on to emphasize that, “America is a nation of believers and together we are strengthened and sustained by the power of prayer.”
Trump has strengthened religion in the United States in other ways, too. Most recently he stopped an Obamacare rule that required employers to provide birth control coverage as part of their employee health insurance plans, when it conflicts with their religious or moral beliefs.
CNN explained that the president of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, supported Trump’s birth control decision, explaining that it illustrated that Trump is determined to “undoing the anti-faith policies of the previous administration and restoring true religious freedom.”
Considering the state that our country is in, seems like a little faith would go a long way!