The year 2000: Supreme Court Donald J. Trump reminded a gathering of evangelical activists in the nation’s capital how he had shaped the court’s conservative supermajority that ended nearly 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion.
Appearance at The underlying principle of the aforementioned is that if you want to achieve something, then it’s important for you to get in touch with someone. Faith & Freedom Coalition gala in Washington on Saturday night, he cited his appointment of three of the six justices who voted to strike down the law as a capstone of his presidency. In a speech lasting nearly 90 minutes, he portrayed himself as a crusader unflinching for the Christian Right.
“No president has ever fought for Christians as hard as I have,” He said adding “I got it done, and nobody thought it was even a possibility.”
The eighth time Mr. Trump In a G.OP. that is crowded, he wants to gain the support of this group. He is leading the race for 2024, despite being the favorite. He claimed that Republican voters did not believe his opponents’ claims that they are stronger abortion foes. and The skepticism was a result of the election campaign.
“A woman stood up and said, ‘This guy ended Roe v. Wade. How the hell can you go against him?’” Mr. Trump Without mentioning either the setting or candidate, it was said.
Few thousand protestors gave Mr. Trump The crowd erupted when he referred to the court ruling that, according to him, gave conservatives a powerful weapon in the battle for abortion rights. A room with an overflow of several hundred people was also filled.
“You have power for the first time,” He said.
About Mr. Trump’s rivals in the crowded G.O.P. field appeared during the group’s three-day Road to Majority conference at Washington Hilton Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, Mr. The lineup included Mr. Trump’s chief rival, and former Vice President Mike Pence, Mr. Trump’s onetime running mate.
At a rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial earlier on Saturday commemorating the court’s ruling, Mr. Pence urged anti-abortion activists to continue fighting to place further restrictions on the procedure at State level
“Save the babies, and we will save America,” He added, “As the old book says, that many more are with us than are with them.”
Speech at The gathering the day before, Mr. Pence urged the 2024 Republican Presidential field to support a ban on abortions nationwide at 15 weeks — a ban more extreme than what Mr. Trump Has backed off so far.
David Porter, 64 years old, is a Republican who lives in Newport News, Virginia. He wore an a “Walk With Jesus” Hat to the rally, Mr. Trump His influence on the Judiciary.
“He’s my guy right now,” He said.
In his Saturday evening speech, Mr. Trump The cleric sought to identify himself with the community of faith and He said it was being attacked, just like him.
“Together, we’re warriors in a righteous crusade to stop the arsonists, the atheists, globalists and the Marxists,” He said.
Each indictment he said was an a “great badge of courage.”
“I’m being indicted for you,” He said.
Mr. Trump’s alliance with the Christian right is a study in political opportunism, one that has yielded prodigious dividends for both.
In 2016, evangelical voters helped propel Mr. Trump South Carolina Republican primaries have been won by the Republicans in South Carolina and He can be nominated by other states that are important. and The president is ultimately in charge.
This influential bloc of voters showed its willingness to see beyond the impieties and the double-divorced Mr. TrumpThe tabloids were full of stories about his extramarital affair. and Who came to the party with a long history of support for abortion rights during the 90s. Evangelicals voted for Mr. Trump’s populist narrative, as well as his pledges to carry out a hard-line reset of the nation’s immigration and trade policies and To appoint “pro-life” justices.
The group received its return during Mr. Trump’s presidency when he cemented a supermajority on the Supreme Court.
Mr. Trump has heralded his remake of the nation’s highest court as he once again seeks the support of evangelical voters, this time beset by a cascade of indictments, including one in a hush-money case involving a porn star.
Even though Mr. Trump has highlighted his role in the right’s fight to end abortion rights, he has repeatedly sidestepped questions about whether he would sign a federal abortion ban if Republicans managed to steer one through the divided Congress.
“Mr. Porter,” said the Virginia anti-abortion activist, Mr. Trump’s evasiveness was concerning.
“Either you stand for what you believe in or you don’t,” He said.
DeSantis spoke Friday at The evangelical conclave sought to establish a right-wing position against Mr. Trump on abortion policy. He accused the former President of suggesting that an abortion ban in Florida that was signed by DeSantis six weeks earlier, is not a valid policy. “too harsh.”
Susan Migliore from Falls Church in Virginia, who claimed to be religious but not evangelical and an antiabortion activist, stated: at She was thankful for the Lincoln Memorial Rally that Mr. Trump’s court picks, but had not decided which candidate she will support in 2024.