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Trump Says He’ll ‘Destroy’ Law Keeping Churches Out of Politics

  • President reaffirms campaign promise at first prayer breakfast
  • Trump also mocked actor Arnold Schwarzenegger for show ratings
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Trump: Pray for 'The Apprentice' and Schwarzenegger

President Donald Trump pledged to repeal a decades-old provision of tax law that prevents pastors from endorsing candidates, recommitting to a campaign promise during a speech at his first National Prayer Breakfast in which he veered into politics and pop culture and even used a mild profanity.

“I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and openly without fear of retribution,” Trump said during the event, referring to a 1954 measure pushed by then-Senator Lyndon Johnson. “I will do that, remember.”