At the king Jesus International Ministry in Miami, President Donald Trump hosted his kickoff rally of “evangelicals for Trump” in 2020 on Friday afternoon.
Following the event, an audience of more than 5000 people was welcomed at the church founded by Pastor Guillermo Maldonado and his wife Ana. The pledge of Allegiance was led by the President of the Family Research Council Tony Perkins, after which singer Danny Gokey performed the National Anthem. After the group prayer was said, the President was introduced to the audience by Paula White.
There was a loud cheer as Trump stood behind the pulpit giving warnings to terrorist not to make attempt of attacking the United States just as the Iranian Gen.Qassem Soleimani was attacked. In his address,Trump said : “So let this be a warning to terrorists, if you value your own life, you will not threaten the lives of American citizens. He added that the operation that killed Soleimani was a flawless strike and his bloody rampage is now forever gone.
Reminding the Iran that the US does not want war, Trump added that “ we do not seek war, we do not seek nation-building, we do not seek regime change”
Applauding the accomplishments made during his administration, Trump told the audience that for America to thrive in the 21st century, ,faith and family must be renewed as there is a need for it to be at the center of American life.
Addressing his efforts for religious liberty both in the US and around the world Trump said “We’re defending religion itself. A society without religion cannot prosper. A nation without faith can not endure,” said Trump. “We can’t let one of our radical left friends come in here because everything we’ve done will be gone in short order. The President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference , Rev. Samuel Rodriguez called Trump’s campaign kickoff politically brilliant as the president will Kickoff 2020 with the launch of his reelection’s evangelical outreach at a Latino megachurch in the state of Florida,” he said.
Trump received more than 80% of the evangelical support in 2016 and hopes to build on that number as he gets closer to 2020. A number of Christian leaders are weighing in on the event, saying many evangelical voters are still firmly supporting Trump.
Speaking to 1,000 American adults from various faith backgrounds, it was found that 67% of white evangelical protestants support making abortion illegal except in cases of rape, incest or threats to a mother’s life.
That’s compared to 45% of Catholics and 37% of all Americans.