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Trump to Make History Friday as First Sitting President to Speak at ‘Values Voter Summit’

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

President Donald Trump is in the business of making history, and he has no plan to stop any time soon! On Friday, Trump will be the first sitting United States president to speak at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit!

Council President Tony Perkins said, “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 continued, “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.”

The Hill reports:

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.

The Values Voter Summit was created back in 2006 and work to provide a “forum to help inform and mobilize citizens across America to preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life and limited government that make our nation strong.”

According to CNN, it is “one of the top 10 political events of the year” as well as “one of the conservative movement’s marquee annual events.” Even Sean Hannity referred to it as “the premier conservative event now in the country.”

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About the author

Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including Keepandbear.com. While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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