President Trump told a group of evangelical Christians late Saturday that his administration will always “support and defend your religious liberty.
“We don’t want to see God forced out of our public square,” he said at a “Celebrate Freedom” concert at the Kennedy Center, according to a reporter traveling with the president. “We want to see prayers before football games if they want to say prayers.”
“No one is going to stop you from practicing your faith or saying what’s in your heart,” he added.
Trump also said one of the greatest threats to religious liberty is terrorism, specifically “radical Islamic terrorism.”
“We cannot allow this terrorism and extremism to spread in our country or find sanctuary on our shores or in our cities,” he added.
“We love our families, we love our freedom and we love our God,” the president said.
Trump also honored veterans and kept up his attacks on the media in his first Fourth of July remarks.
“The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House, but I’m president and they’re not,” Trump said. “The fact is the press destroyed themselves because they went too far. Instead of being subtle and smart, they used the hatchet and the people saw it right from the beginning.
“The dishonest media will not stop us from accomplishing our objectives on behalf of the American people," he said. "Their agenda is not your agenda.”