Trump to address Family Research Council summit
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE will address a conference hosted by the Family Research Council (FRC) next month, the organization announced Thursday.

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The FRC, a conservative Christian group and staunch opponent of gay marriage, said that it will be the first time a Republican presidential nominee has addressed the annual Values Voter Summit.

"As the 2016 presidential election approaches, there is a growing understanding among voters that the future of our freedoms and our identity as Americans hang in the balance,” said FRC head Tony Perkins in a statement.

“We are therefore very encouraged that Donald Trump has accepted our invitation to address the Values Voter Summit and make his case directly to conservative activists from across the country.”

Perkins added that Trump’s willingness to address the summit “demonstrates his understanding of the importance of values voters in the general election and his desire to work with them in addressing the critical issues facing our nation."

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