‘In America, We Don’t Worship Government, We Worship God’ Trump Says

April 30, 2019 Updated: April 30, 2019

When Donald Trump was elected to the White House in November 2016, he chose a “principled conservative” through Mike Pence as his running mate. Both seem to share similar values with Pence describing himself as “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”

On April 26, both the president and vice-president addressed the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual convention in Indianapolis.

In his speech, Trump reminded Americans that “faith and family” are the foundational blocks for life—not the worship of government.

“We know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of American life. Above all else, we know this: in America, we don’t worship government; we worship God,” Trump said.

U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions as he departs the White House April 26, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Trump is scheduled to speak at the annual National Rifle Association convention in Indianapolis later today before returning to Washington. (©Getty Images | Win McNamee)

Lowest Unemployment

During his speech, Trump spoke of the improvements that the U.S. economy has seen in just two years since his administration took office. In particular, unemployment levels have reached a record low.

“Unemployment recently achieved its lowest rate in 51 years, and very shortly it should be the lowest rate in the history of our country,” Trump said.

According to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor (pdf) on April 25, jobless benefits dropped to 192,000 in the week ending April 13, down 5,000 from the week before. That means less than 59 out of 100,000 Americans applied for the benefits—a record low.

Additionally, unemployment among hispanics and black males has seen record lows.

The Second Amendment

Trump defended the second amendment and U.S. citizens’ right to bear arms.

“We believe in the rule of law and we will always protect and defend the constitution of the United States,” Trump said.

President Donald Trump at the NRA convention in Lucas Oil Arena in Indianapolis, Ind., on April 26, 2019. (©The Epoch Times | Nathan Su)

“There are some people that are running right now, I don’t think that have that number one on their list.

“We believe in the wisdom of our founders. We believe in freedom and liberty and the right to keep and bear arms.

“And we believe in the right to self-defense and the right to protect your family, your community and your loved ones.”

(L-R) Eric Trump, Lara Yunaska Trump, Donald Trump, Barron Trump, Melania Trump, Vanessa Haydon Trump, Kai Madison Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Donald John Trump III, and Ivanka Trump pose for photos on stage after Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015, in New York City. Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House. (©Getty Images | Christopher Gregory)

Trump added: “I promise to defend the second amendment rights of every American and I always will.”

Chris Cox, executive director of NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) said: “Donald Trump is the most enthusiastic supporter of the Second Amendment to occupy the Oval Office in our lifetimes.”

He added: “President Trump’s Supreme Court appointments ensure that the Second Amendment will be respected for generations to come. Our members are excited to hear him speak and thank him for his support for our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.”

Returning Power to the People

At conclusion of the conference, Trump emphasized his administration’s focus to put the American people first.

“Every day of my administration, we are taking power out of Washington, D.C. and returning it to the American people, where it belongs.

“And you see it now better than ever. With all of the resignations of bad apples. They are bad apples. They tried for a coup; it didn’t work out so well. And I did not need a gun for that one, did I?”

Trump added: “I’m with you. I will never ever let you down.”

The Epoch Times Reporter Petr Svab contributed to this report.

NRA Annual Meeting

"We believe that children should be taught to love our country, honor our history, and always respect our great American Flag.And we believe in the right to self-defense and the right to protect your family, your community, and your loved ones.We believe in the wisdom of our founders, and we believe in freedom and liberty and the right to keep and bear arms.We know that faith and family—not government and bureaucracy—are the center of American life.And above all else, we know this: In America, we don’t worship government—we worship God."

The White House 发布于 2019年4月26日周五