Donald Trump tries to sway Iowa evangelicals with gift from his mom

By Casey Harper DC-NEWS 300X71

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump whipped out the family Bible in a last minute appeal to Iowa evangelicals Saturday.

In a video posted to Facebook, Trump showed off a Bible his mother gave him “many years ago.” The video is a clear attempt to appeal to Iowa evangelicals, a coveted voted bloc in the state’s caucuses, which will be held Monday.

“I really appreciate the support given to me by the evangelicals,” Trump says in the video. “They’ve been incredible. Every poll says how well I am doing with them, and you know, my mother gave me this Bible, this very Bible, many years ago.”

Trump holds up a bible and says his mother wrote his name and address in the front.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump whipped out the family Bible in a last minute appeal to Iowa evangelicals Saturday.

In a video posted to Facebook, Trump showed off a Bible his mother gave him “many years ago.” The video is a clear attempt to appeal to Iowa evangelicals, a coveted voted bloc in the state’s caucuses, which will be held Monday.

“I really appreciate the support given to me by the evangelicals,” Trump says in the video. “They’ve been incredible. Every poll says how well I am doing with them, and you know, my mother gave me this Bible, this very Bible, many years ago.”

Trump holds up a bible and says his mother wrote his name and address in the front.

“Again I want to thank the evangelicals,” Trump says. “I will never let you down.”

The message was already approaching 50,000 likes about five hours after it was posted.

WATCH:

I want to thank evangelical Christians for the warm embrace I’ve received on the campaign trail. I will not let you down! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain

Posted by Donald J. Trump on Saturday, January 30, 2016

Real Clear Politics has Trump ahead of second place Sen. Ted Cruz in Iowa. Trump is at about 31 percent and Cruz at about 25 percent.

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