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Donald Trump Set to Give ‘Christmas Greeting’ During Worship Services at First Baptist Dallas This Weekend

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Former president Donald Trump is set to celebrate Christmas with First Baptist Church in Dallas this weekend, where Robert Jeffress serves as pastor. Jeffress, who is also a Fox News Contributor, has been a vocal and consistent supporter of Trump.

In a statement to CBS DFW, Jeffress said, “We are blessed to have my friend and our 45th president to worship with us this Sunday morning at First Baptist Dallas. America has never had a more pro-life and pro-religious liberty president than Donald J. Trump. We owe President Trump a debt of gratitude for all he has done for our great nation.”

Trump’s visit to First Baptist Dallas will be his latest appearance during “The History Tour,” in which Trump has partnered with journalist Bill O’Reilly for a series of live conversations about the Trump Administration, discussing “exactly how things were accomplished, as well as challenges, both good and bad, during the four years of Mr. Trump’s presidency.”

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Trump says that his conversations over the course of the tour will be “hard hitting.” In a statement to the Dallas Morning News, Trump said, “I will be focusing on greatness for our country, something seldom discussed in political dialogue. If we don’t make our country great again, we will soon no longer have a country!”

Evangelicals have been a major part of Trump’s support base throughout his campaigns and presidency. 82 percent of white evangelicals voted for him in the 2020 presidential election. 

Further, Trump sees himself as something of a champion for the evangelical cause. During a recent appearance on VICTORY Channel’s “Flashpoint,” Trump told host Gene Bailey that “nobody has done more for Christianity, or for evangelicals, or for religion itself than I have.”

Nevertheless, despite Trump’s continued popularity among many Americans, his tour has struggled to gain traction. According to a Newsweek report, a considerable portion of tickets have gone unsold, leading to event organizers giving away tickets for free in order to pad attendance. 

While Trump’s appearance at First Baptist Dallas is part of his speaking tour, as he will travel from Florida to Houston for a Saturday evening event, the church expressed in a statement on their website that the service will be focused on “the birth of Christ.”

“President Trump is known for his love for Christmas and what it represents. We are thrilled to have him join us for this Christmas worship experience this Sunday morning,” the statement said. 

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