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Trump to evangelicals: I need to win election to get into heaven

Donald Trump on Thursday joked to a group of evangelicals that he won’t get into heaven if he loses the presidential election.
Speaking at an event hosted by the Christian group American Renewal Project in Kissimmee, Fla., Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, asked the group to pray for him and do whatever else they could to help him defeat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in November.
{mosads}“This will be an election that will go down in the history books for the evangelicals, for the Christians, for everybody of religion. This will be maybe the most important election the country has ever had,” Trump said. 
“So go out and spread the word, and once I get in, I’ll do my thing that I do very well. And I figure it’s probably — maybe the only way I’m going to get into heaven, so I better do a good job.”
The crowd laughed at the joke as Trump wrapped up his speech.
It was the second time Thursday that Trump made a joke about his past indiscretions.
Speaking to the National Homebuilders Association earlier in Miami, Trump said he never thought that running for president was “in the cards” for him.
“If it were, I probably would have had a little softer path,” Trump said. 
“I would have moderated. I wouldn’t have spoken to Howard [Stern] so much and had fun. But look, people get it. We’re living in the real world. People get it.”
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