Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with evangelical leaders in New York City on June 21, and told them that he was going to bring "Merry Christmas" back to department stores (video below).
According to Raw Story, the meeting was arranged by the pro-Christian, anti-LGBT Family Research Council, Vision America and AFA Action.
"I am so on your side, I’m a tremendous believer, and we’re going to straighten it out," Trump said. "Oftentimes at some of my rallies, I’ll have 25,000, 35,000 people, more, and I say in a joking fashion, but boy, do I mean it, we’re going to be saying 'Merry Christmas' again ... When you go to Macy’s, you go to these department stores today, you don’t see any Christmas ads."
Trump didn't say how he would legally mandate the holiday greeting, but the evangelicals applauded.
During the same meeting, the three-time married gambling casino mogul warned about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's supposed lack of religious beliefs:
I don’t think about Hillary in terms of religion. She’s been in the public eye for years and years and yet there’s nothing out there. There’s like nothing out there. It's going to be an extension of Obama, but it’s going to be worse because with Obama, you had your guard up, with Hillary you don’t, and it’s going to be worse.
So I think people were saying, some of the people were saying, "Let’s pray for our leaders." Well, you can pray for your leaders, and I agree with that, pray for everyone, but what you really have to do is you have to pray to get everybody out to vote, and for one specific person.
We can’t be politically correct and say pray for all of our leaders because all of your leaders are selling Christianity down the tubes, selling the evangelicals down the tubes, and it’s a very, very bad thing that’s happening.
Two evangelical Christians who seemed to be sold on Trump were Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife, Becki Falwell, who posed for a photograph with the billionaire in his office. Jerry later posted the picture on Twitter.
Mediaite notes that one of the framed images behind Trump and the Falwells is a Playboy magazine cover featuring Trump.
Several Twitter users mocked Jerry's tweet, and pointed out the porn.