GOP Presidential front runner Donald Trump dedicated a speech at Liberty University to to Martin Luther King Jr. today, with the real estate mogul telling the capacity crowd “Christianity is under siege.”
According to The Hill:
“GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump touted his faith at Liberty University on Monday, telling the conservative college that Christians have to ban together because their religion “is under siege.”
“We’re going to protect Christianity,” he said. “If you look at what’s going on throughout the world…Christianity is under siege.”
Trump pointed to targeting of Christians by terrorist groups in Syria and urged Christians to work together to use their “power” within the United States to enact change.
The speech comes on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Trump dedicated what he called a record-breaking crowd to the late civil rights leader.
The speech could give Trump a chance to strengthen his outreach to evangelical voters, whom he said he’s doing “great with” in Iowa. He noted that he’s heading to the early-voting state, as well as New Hampshire, after his speech on Monday.”