10 reactions to Trump's border security address to the nation

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U.S. President Donald Trump (L) is greeted by Pastor Jeffress at the Celebrate Freedom Rally in Washington, U.S. July 1, 2017. |

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One of Trump’s most loyal evangelical supporters, Dallas megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress took to Twitter Tuesday night to call Trump’s speech “powerful.”

“Americans should thank God every day that we have a president like Donald Trump who takes his oath of office seriously and is willing to do whatever is necessary to protect this country,” Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Dallas, wrote.

Jeffress, a Fox News contributor who has attended private events at the White House for conservative evangelical leaders, also defended Trump’s call for a border wall over the weekend by criticizing Democrat Speaker of the House Nanci Pelosi for calling the president’s demands “immoral.”

"The Bible teaches that the primary responsibility of government is to maintain order and keep its citizens safe, and there's nothing wrong with using a wall to do that," Jeffress said.

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