Trump Joining Forces With Michele Bachmann For Evangelical Outreach

June 21, 2016 5:08 p.m.

Former Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann is slated to help lead Republican Donald Trump’s outreach to Evangelicals, his campaign announced after a Tuesday meeting with top religious leaders.

Bachmann was one of three women listed as part of Trump’s new “Evangelical executive board” set to convene regularly to advise the New York businessman on issues important to “people of faith in America.”

Bachmann, who infamously sounded the alarm about the apocalypse, accused President Obama of supporting “Islamic jihad” and warned of “gang-age” male refugees coming to the United States to rape American women, joins more than two dozen religious leaders on the board. Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., James Dobson, who founded Focus on the Family, and Ralph Reed, founder of Faith and Freedom coalition, are among them.

Trump reportedly earned a standing ovation at the closed-door meeting in New York on Tuesday. Video of the event posted by E.W. Jackson, a minister and former conservative candidate, showed Trump questioning Democrat Hillary Clinton’s religious beliefs, saying after years in the public spotlight, “there’s like nothing out there” about her faith.

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Here’s the full list of names on the executive board:

Michele Bachmann – Former Congresswoman
A.R. Bernard – Senior Pastor and CEO, Christian Cultural Center
Mark Burns – Pastor, Harvest Praise and Worship Center
Tim Clinton – President, American Association of Christian Counselors
Kenneth and Gloria Copeland – Founders, Kenneth Copeland Ministries
James Dobson – Author, Psychologist and Host, My Family Talk
Jerry Falwell, Jr. – President, Liberty University
Ronnie Floyd – Senior Pastor, Cross Church
Jentezen Franklin – Senior Pastor, Free Chapel
Jack Graham – Senior Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church
Harry Jackson – Senior Pastor, Hope Christian Church
Robert Jeffress – Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Dallas
David Jeremiah – Senior Pastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church
Richard Land – President, Southern Evangelical Seminary
James MacDonald – Founder and Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel
Johnnie Moore – Author, President of The KAIROS Company
Robert Morris – Senior Pastor, Gateway Church
Tom Mullins – Senior Pastor, Christ Fellowship­
Ralph Reed – Founder, Faith and Freedom Coalition
James Robison – Founder, Life OUTREACH International
Tony Suarez – Executive Vice President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
Jay Strack – President, Student Leadership University
Paula White – Senior Pastor, New Destiny Christian Center
Tom Winters – Attorney, Winters and King, Inc.
Sealy Yates – Attorney, Yates and Yates

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