Donald Trump’s campaign announced its new evangelical advisory board Tuesday as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee met with nearly 1,000 conservative Christians.
The Evangelical Executive Advisory Board will convene regularly to “provide advisory support to Mr. Trump on those issues important to Evangelicals” and other faithful, the campaign said in a statement.
It also will lead a Faith and Cultural Advisory Committee.
First on the list is former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Shortly before announcing her own bid for the presidency in 2012, Bachmann withdrew from Salem Lutheran Church after 10 years as a member and attended a nearby evangelical church.
The list also includes Johnnie Moore, national spokesman for My Faith Votes, one of the organizers of Tuesday’s largely evangelical meeting, and the Rev. Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University.
Falwell had hailed Trump in the meeting. “Mr. Trump is a bold and fearless leader who will take the fight to our enemies and to the radical Islamic terrorists.”
Moore said before the meeting that he had seen “a real consolidation of evangelical support” for Trump.
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