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Trump, the keynote address at a United Nations event delivers on religious freedom.
President Trump, speaking on Monday at a un event on religious freedom, called on the leaders of the world, for everyday life, diversity and inclusion, while “avoiding or silencing” people of faith.
“Too often people in power preach diversity, while shun or silence the believers,” Trump said. “True tolerance means respecting the rights of all people to Express their deep-rooted religious beliefs.”
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While Trump, who has not talked specifically call out individual Nations, Vice President of Pence-before the President — criticized several countries for attacks on the freedom of religion, including China’s persecution of ethnic Uighurs Muslims, Venezuela’s controversial leader, Nicolas Maduro, anti-Semitic rhetoric and in Iran, the suppression of Christians, Jews and Sunni Muslims.
Trump-who was on the stage, joined by Pence, U. N. Secretary-General, António Guterres, foreign Minister Mike Pompeo and other leaders of the world-also announced that his government is the allocation of an additional $25 million for the protection of the freedom of religion as well as religious sites and relics, and to launch an initiative with the executives, to the protection of religious freedom in the workplace.
“This institution will protect the private sector, the people of all faiths in the world of work,” he said.
Trump has made freedom of religion a hallmark of his government and his push for more protection of religious groups helped him win the Christian-Evangelical vote – and, ultimately, of the White house in 2016.
The pastor praised Trump’s attention on the Problem Monday.
“This is the first time that a leader of a nation has become the U. N. on religious persecution,” Robert Jeffress on Fox & Friends, “said” host Ainsley Earhardt.
During his speech on Monday, the President announced his administrative work at the position of the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was imprisoned in Turkey for over two years. Brunson was present on Monday at the event.
The President, however, has also faced accusations of hypocrisy on the religious freedom issue, with regard to the policy towards the Muslims. Trump was roundly criticized for an executive order he signed just a few days after taking office in 2017, the prohibited entry into the United States for up to 90 days for citizens from seven countries with a Muslim majority, banned the entry of the refugees for 120 days, and indefinitely banned the entry of Syrian refugees.
The so-called “Muslim ban” in front of numerous legal challenges and a version of which was ultimately confirmed by the Supreme court in June 2018, after a mechanism was added for nationals of blocked countries, the USA, through the acquisition of a waiver.
“The proclamation is expressly premised on legitimate purposes: the prevention of the entry of nationals, which is not adequately verified and induces other Nations to improve their practices,” Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority. “The text says nothing about religion.”
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The President’s speech on religious freedom this week, drew controversy when it was reported that he was skipping a U. N. event on climate change to his speech.
Trump, however, had speech with a brief stop at the U. N. climate action summit on Monday, where he was sat next to Vice President Pence, Indian Prime Minister Narendra modi on the stage and remained, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. Overall, The hill reported that Trump spent 10 to 15 minutes at the climate change event.