Putting to rest rumors that the Trump campaign cancelled a South Carolina event because it was in “panic” mode, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared ready for battle at the Faith & Freedom Forum in Iowa Saturday night.
He made it clear that if elected, he would do something the Obama administration has not done — fight for religious freedom both here and around the world.
At about the 4:30 mark, Trump read out this tweet on religious liberty and especially the worldwide attack on Christianity.
Christians need support in our country (and around the world), their religious liberty is at stake! Obama has been horrible, I will be great
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2015
“I will protect, believe me. I will protect, because we’re not being protected,” he added. “The first priority of my administration will be to preserve and protect our religious liberty. The First Amendment guarantees us our right to practice our faith as we see fit, not just during the holy days, but all the time — always, wherever.” Following the event, Trump tweeted:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2015
The “panic” rumor started with a tweet posted by foreign policy observer and frequent Fox News contributor Richard Grenell after the campaign cancelled an event. He tweeted:
I’m told by an insider that Trump cancelled South Carolina for political reasons. There’s panic inside Trump campaign. — Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) September 19, 2015
Grenell was obviously mistaken.
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