Trump Speaks at Event Hosted by Hate Group

President Trump is the first sitting president to speak at the Values Voter Summit, put on by the Family Research Council (FRC).

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According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), President Donald Trump spoke to a hate group last week — and he was a hit. The Family Research Council, which is on the SPLC hate group list, invited the 45th president to speak at the Values Voter Summit, an annual socially conservative conference. This proved to be a political layup for Trump, the first sitting president to speak at the conference, amidst the turmoil surrounding his administration.


A key focal point to the address was the so-called war on Christmas. Trump vowed that, under his lead, department stores across the country will return to acknowledging the Christmas holiday.

"You go into a department store. When was the last time you saw 'Merry Christmas?' You don't see it anymore," Trump announced. "They want to be politically correct. If I'm president, you will see 'Merry Christmas' in department stores, believe me, believe me."

While the majority of Americans do celebrate Christmas, many do not take holiday greetings as personally as Trump evidently does. According to Pew Research Center, "46% of Americans say it doesn't matter how stores greet their customers over the holidays."

Regardless, Trump went further into the religious debate by claiming that Judeo-Christian values are under attack.

"America is a nation of believers and together we are strengthened and sustained by the power of prayer," Trump said.

A little under a quarter of the American population identifies as religiously unaffiliated, according to Pew, with the percentage of those who do not align with a specific faith on the rise.

When Trump was done bashing department stores, he pivoted to bashing his friends on Capitol Hill. He used the crowd to push for action on replacing the Affordable Care Act. This comes on the heels of his decision to roll back an Obamacare requirement to provide birth control as part of health insurance programs.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, applauded that decision, saying that Trump is committed to "undoing the anti-faith policies of the previous administration and restoring true religious freedom."

Trump's statements on Christmas and birth control issues reiterated his theme, adding, "We don't worship government; we worship God."

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UPDATED June 20, 2018 at 3:36 p.m.

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"Make no mistake—this executive order is a betrayal of families fleeing violence and persecution," Denise Bell, refugee and migrant rights researcher at Amnesty International USA said in a statement.

"Mothers, fathers, and children must not be held behind bars for prolonged periods for seeking safety. Not only does imprisoning children go against our country's shared values of dignity and equality, but it is also unlawful and threatens to permanently stain the U.S. human rights record."

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Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, said that slain civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be "proud" of what President Donald Trump has done for Blacks and Latinos in the U.S.

Bannon was the CEO of Trump's presidential campaign. Trump gained supporters by calling Mexicans rapists, committing to building a wall between Mexico and the U.S., allowing Black people to be physically assaulted at his rallies and lightly disavowing the support of white supremacists.

"Martin Luther King ... he would be proud of what Donald Trump has done for [the] Black and Hispanic working class, okay?" Bannon said on "This Week" Sunday.

On Sunday, King's daughter, Bernice King, CEO of The King Center, re-tweeted a post from The Washington Post reporter Eugene Scott who referenced a similar claim Bannon had made previously. She included a response, simply stating: “Absolutely not."

In May, King tweeted:

Bannon said in March at an event with far-right French politicians that they should "wear" accusations of racism "as a badge of honor."

Let them call you racist. Let them call you xenophobes," he said. “Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor. Because every day, we get stronger and they get weaker."

Bannon said on Sunday that he was “talking specifically about Donald Trump and his policies."

“His economic nationalism doesn't care about your race, your religion, your gender, your sexual preference," he said.

The Trump administration's “zero tolerance" immigration policy is currently separating children of undocumented immigrants from their mothers and fathers.

King tweeted on Sunday: