Values Voter Summit was created in 2006 to "preserve the bedrock values" of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life, and limited government "that make our nation strong", according to the group's website.
Speaking to a packed crowd at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., Trump argued political correctness has gotten in the way of celebrating the holiday.
However, SPLC president has sharply criticised the president for endorsing a hate group's event by participating as an official speaker at it.
Perkins also lauded the granting of broad religious exemptions to the Affordable Care Act mandate for contraceptive coverage, allowing virtually any nonprofit or for-profit employer to opt out of the mandate by citing faith-based opposition.
Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy, and he's courting it again after it emerged he'll become the first US President to attend a highly controversial conference run by an anti-LGBT hate group.
The Justice Department simultaneously announced "20 high-level principles" on religious liberty to "guide all agencies in complying with Federal law".
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The good news for everyone is that we still have 73 shopping days left for people to go around and say "Merry Christmas" to their hearts desire.
Trump also pivoted to another promise he made on the campaign trail.
"We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values", Trump said to applause, before slamming people who don't say "Merry Christmas". But they don't say - well guess what?
"They don't use the word Christmas because it is not politically correct", Trump said, complaining that department stores will use red and Christmas decorations but say "Happy New Year".
"As a Christmas gift to all of our hardworking families, we hope Congress will pass massive tax cuts for the American people", Trump said.
Former Trump strategists Sebastian Gorka and Steve Bannon, and former Rep.