Pence affirms Trump's Christian faith and gratitude for evangelicals

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has affirmed his Christian faith, as well as that of President Donald Trump's, and expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the support that evangelical Christians have given him.

(REUTERS / Joshua Roberts)U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks before swearing in Ryan Zinke to be Secretary of the Interior, in Washington, U.S., March 1, 2017.

Speaking exclusively with CBN News' Chief Political Correspondent David Brody, Pence talked about the privileges that evangelical Christians enjoy under the Trump administration. Brody noted that a lot of new spiritual activities were taking place at the White House, which include Bible studies with cabinet members and prayer circles inside the Oval Office.

Pence remarked that Trump was grateful for America's evangelical Christians. He added that he and the president had the utmost appreciation for people who told them that they were praying for them.

"I've been with this President in the Oval Office with religious leaders. When people have asked to pause for a moment of prayer and the President readily embraces that. I think he's always very humbled and grateful by the support of believers," Pence told Brody. "But, let me be clear: President Trump is a believer and so am I."

In addition, Pence urged Americans to find encouragement in the fact that Trump was the kind of leader who respects the role of faith and religion in their country. He also assured people that the president's appreciation for these things will always remain.

Just last week, renowned evangelist Franklin Graham praised Trump for his open support for the Christian faith. In a Twitter post, he urged Christians to continue praying for their national leader, Breitbart News relayed.

Rev. Graham's praise for Trump came after the president highlighted the birth of Jesus Christ as the true meaning of Christmas during a tree-lighting ceremony on Nov. 30. He said the real spirit of the season does not revolve around the things that people have but lies in their identity as a child of God.