- A bizarre moment pictured at President Donald Trump’s latest “Evangelicals for Trump” rally showed the president holding a motivational sign written in what is colloquially referred to as “bridesmaid” font, which was popularized on Pinterest.
- The “Never give up!” sign was an onstage gift presented to Trump by one of his evangelical supporters, who participated in hurricane relief in Florida, where the rally took place.
- During the Friday rally at a mega-church outside Miami, Trump told supporters they had “God on our side” and addressed his administration’s airstrike in Iraq that killed a top Iranian general.
- In regard to the sign, he said “I like this. This is pretty nice. […] I never give up, we will never give up, my administration will never stop fighting for Americans of faith.”
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A bizarre photo of President Donald Trump emerged from the “Evangelicals for Trump” rally he held in Florida on Friday. In it, Trump is holding a motivational sign written in what is colloquially referred to as “bridesmaid” font popularized on Pinterest.
The “Never give up!” sign was presented to Trump as an onstage gift by one of his evangelical supporters who worked to provide hurricane relief in Florida.
“I like this. This is pretty nice,” Trump said, holding the gift up for the crowd to see. “I never give up, we will never give up, my administration will never stop fighting for Americans of faith.”
The rally was held outside Miami at a mega-church called Ministerio Internacional El Rey Jesus, and the president spoke to a packed auditorium in what Christian News Report called the largest Hispanic church in the country.
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Trump told the congregation that he and his campaign “have God on our side,” and he addressed the US airstrike he authorized in Iraq the day before that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.
“Let this be a warning to terrorists. If you value your own life, you will not threaten the lives of our citizens,” Trump said. “He was plotting attacks against Americans, but now we’ve ensured his atrocities have been stopped for good.”
He also welcomed the granddaughter of the late evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, Cissie Graham Lynch, onstage. The publication Christianity Today, founded by the reverend, ran an editorial calling for Trump to be removed from office in December, but Graham’s son said his father would have been “disappointed” by the editorial.
The president added that he would take action to “safeguard” the right to pray in schools (which is already legal as long as students aren’t disruptive and don’t infringe on the rights of others).
“In America, we don’t worship government,” Trump said. “We worship God.”