Trump Attends Church Service In Iowa As Caucus Approaches

January 24, 2016 12:50 p.m.

It’s the second-to-last Sunday before the Iowa caucuses, and you could
find Donald Trump in a fifth row pew for the service at the First
Presbyterian Church in Muscatine.

Religious voters are a big factor in the contest and Trump is working to build his appeal among this group.

The hour-long service included hymns, several readings and a performance by the church’s children’s choir.

one point, Trump shared a prayer book with a woman seated to his right.
She put her hand gently around Trump’s waist as the congregation sang
Hymn 409, “God is Here!”

The caucuses are Feb. 1, and Trump’s main
challenger is Ted Cruz. The Texas senator is the son of an evangelical
preacher and has made deep inroads with evangelical voters in Iowa.

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