Yesterday, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show. On the show, Kellyanne shared her thoughts on the importance of recognizing a national day of prayer.
Kellyanne commented, “This is something that’s been important to President Trump… On the campaign he made clear he would be a friend to people of faith, a defender of religious liberty, he’d be pro-life and indeed he’s delivered on all of that… You also saw a president who genuinely enjoys himself when he is able to host the National Day of Prayer.” Conway continued, “He knows that this is a nation that has at its core prayerfulness.”
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, and host of Washington Watch added, “Since the general election, he seems to have become very comfortable in that environment of evangelicals.”
These are the kind of “small ball” issues that the Trump administration relishes. No administration has been more openly vocal about supporting the core of its support on the most passionate of issues. This could be moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, being the first sitting President to address the Annual March for Life, or taking an incredibly front and center role on the National Day of Prayer.
In spite of his very vocal support, he can waffle when it comes to the implementation of policy (like the Omnibus Budget bill that kept funding for Planned Parenthood). This inconsistency has seemed to do no-harm when it comes to his relationship with Evangelicals.
To listen to the full interview, play it below.