In typical Trumpian style, Donald Trump sent a letter to a conservative Catholic group this month stating that many people believe that President Obama “has declared a war on Catholics” and that Hillary Clinton “promises to be even worse!”
In the October 1 letter to CatholicVote.org, which the group has posted on its website, Trump committed to signing bills such as the First Amendment Defense Act and theConscience Protection Act, two GOP measures seeking to curtail LGBT and reproductive health access, respectively.
Our current president has not respected American’s First Amendment rights. Many believe he has declared a war on Catholics. And my opponent promises to be even worse!
As President, I promise that I will protect the rights of Catholics to live their faith, to serve their communities, and to act on their beliefs without fear. This approach one would think is just common sense. And I don’t care if people call it politically incorrect.
The priorities that the next President will need to establish are not known at this time. Protection of the nation and its citizens must come first. Getting the economy back on track must be near the top of the list. Preserving and protecting the rights of our citizens must also be in the mix. If Congress considers legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act or the Conscience Protection Act a priority, then I will do all I can to make sure it comes to my desk for signature and enactment.