"The White House dinner for evangelical leaders was a wonderful evening. I have served five presidents in the past 38 years and this was perhaps the most exciting event in that time. The President spoke first and thanked us generously for the support we have given to him and his Administration since his inauguration. At least 15 ministers and leaders then rose to thank Mr. Trump for keeping his promises during the campaign and since his Inauguration. Great appreciation was expressed for defending the sanctity of human life, for preserving religious liberty, for the quality of judges appointed, for his defense of Israel, for his support of the military, for ending the Johnson Amendment that had denied the church freedom of speech, and many other issues for which we are grateful. Many in attendance pledged their intention to help get out the vote for the midterm elections. There were heartfelt prayers for the President and the First Lady, and also for Vice President and Mrs. Pence, who were in attendance. It was a moving and encouraging gathering, I think for the invitees and also for our President."