President Donald Trump Sunday extolled Americans’ belief in God and declared that “in America we don’t worship government, we worship God,” in his first presidential commencement speech, at Liberty University.
“America is better when people put their faith into action,” Trump said. “As long as I am your president, no one is ever going to stop you from practicing your faith or from preaching what’s in your heart.”
Trump was invited by Liberty’s president, Jerry Falwell, Jr., son of the late conservative TV evangelist whose support was critical to Ronald Reagan becoming president. Jerry Falwell, Jr. was a key early backer of then-candidate Trump and his support helped propel the New York businessman to victory.