Trump met with over 900 Evangelical leaders on Tuesday to make his pitch as to why Christians should get behind him and his campaign for the presidency. One of the people in attendance was Family Research Council President Tony Perkins. He admitted on Twitter that “there is a gap between evangelicals and Trump,” but that the meeting “was simply the beginning of a process to attempt to close it.”
The faith leaders gathered with open ears and open hearts to listen to Trump. This year’s election is one of the most important elections in America’s history and while Trump has been polarizing at times, the alternative is far more frightening. According to the Christian Post, the meeting was a success.
“I kind of did my own survey of the room,” Perkins said. “One of the things that I’ve heard is ‘he’s not what we’ve seen in the media.’ He’s actually a likable guy. I like him. I like what I’ve heard. I think this is a good start. I feel much more comfortable. He gained a lot by coming here today and having this conversation. I don’t think people are leaving here with their minds made up but I think they have moved the needle today and I think now he has a little bit growing, increasing wind in his sails from the grassroots.”