Making clear that her approach to governing would be grounded in her Christian faith, Bachmann said the first thing she would do in the Oval Office if elected president would be to “pray and ask the Lord for guidance on how to turn the country around.”

She also recounted the most important day in her life, save for the birth of her children and her marriage to her husband, Marcus Bachmann.

“November 1, 1972. That’s the day I gave my life to Jesus Christ,” she said. “That changed my life forever.”


Asked to sum up her message Twitter-style, in 140 characters or fewer, Bachmann kept it to just 86:

Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannBoehner says he voted for Trump, didn't push back on election claims because he's retired Boehner: Trump 'stepped all over their loyalty' by lying to followers Boehner finally calls it as he sees it MORE is the one, because she’ll do what she says, and say what she thinks.”

- This post was updated at 3:23 p.m.