Trump vows to protect believers at prayer breakfast
U.S. President Donald Trump says he will always protect people of faith, as he addresses the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.
Trump said at Thursday's event, "As president I will always cherish, honor and protect the believers who uplift our communities and sustain our nation."
Trump thanks faith leaders for supporting his administration's criminal justice reform efforts. He adds, "America is a nation that believes in redemption."
Trump adds that he has directed his administration to fight to protect religious freedom.
The annual gathering brought together members of the president's Cabinet and members of Congress, including Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.