Trump reminded the gathering of the biggest promise he kept: the appointment of Neil Gorsuch - "a conservative like the late great Justice Antonin Scalia" - to the Supreme Court, an accomplishment that came only with a major change in Senate rules.
To protect religious liberty, including protecting groups like this one, I signed a new executive action in a handsome ceremony at the White House on our National Day of Prayer which day we made official.
"We're taking a little different route than we had hoped because getting Congress - they've forgotten what their pledges were", Trump said, referring to multiple plans he's rolled out in the past 24 hours to undermine the health care law.
Trump got acclaim for his recent criticism of NFL players who have kneeled during the national anthem in order to protest what they see as racial injustice in the country. We celebrate our heroes and we salute every American who wears the uniform.
"We are getting near the handsome Christmas season that people don't talk about anymore", Trump said in a staccato voice. "We protect religious liberty", he stated.
"We stand united behind the customs, beliefs and traditions that define who we are as a nation and as a people". He opened his speech by mentioning the tragedy in Las Vegas and the need for prayer at this hard time.
But he mistakenly said he had spoken to "the president" of the Virgin Islands.
"Bureaucrats think they can run your lives, overrule your values and tell you how to think", President Trump added.
Last year, Trump spoke at the summit as the Republican presidential nominee.
But there was no hesitation among the crowd in its fervor for Trump, as he threw out plenty of red meat and hit many religious themes, despite showing an unfamiliarity with Scripture in the past. We don't worship government, we worship God.
"I am glad folks at the Values Voter Summit enjoyed it", Begala noted after claiming that Trump's Obamacare changes are going to be a "catastrophe".
The annual Values Voter Summit is sponsored by Christian hate groups like the Family Research Council and the American Family Association, groups that engage in the demonization of LGBT people by falsely portraying them as sick, vile, incestuous, violent, perverted, and a danger to the nation.