UPDATED 10:14 AM PT — Thursday, February 7, 2019
President Trump defended religious freedom while attending the 67th Annual National Prayer Breakfast.
The president spoke to global leaders at the Washington Hilton International Ballroom Thursday morning, where he said faith has the power to heal communities and lift up the forgotten.
The president vowed that his administration will always fight back against the religious persecution of Christians and Jews in the Middle East and beyond.
President Trump then announced he has appointed a special envoy to combat global anti-Semitism, and promised to support pro-life policies amid a Democrat-led push for late term abortions.
“As part of our commitment to building a just and loving society we must build a culture that cherishes the dignity and sanctity of innocent human life.,” he stated. “All children born and unborn are made in the holy image of God.”