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Brody File Exclusive: Donald Trump Speaks to Evangelical Leaders


In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Donald Trump discloses that he has been in touch with major Evangelical leaders about a potential run for the presidency. Trump will need Evangelical support if he’s to make a serious run in the GOP primaries.

I spoke with Trump in New York a few days ago. My full six-minute piece on Donald Trump airs across the country on "The 700 Club" Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. on the ABC Family Channel. (Check your local listings.) You can also go to CBN News at 9 a.m. ET Tuesday morning to watch the story as it airs live.

Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council (who Trump has spoken to) will be in "The 700 Club" piece.

The clip below is the second video from the interview that The Brody File has released in advance of "The 700 Club" story.

There is so much material in the interview, but tune in to "The 700 Club" to hear Trump talk about his past failed marriages, his views on the Koran, civil unions, Roe v. Wade, and many more topics.

Trump will also be the sole focus of this week’s 30-minute Brody File show where you can see a lot more of the interview. (The show will be released Wednesday morning along with more, never-before-seen clips.)

Watch the clip below along with the transcription.

David Brody: People like (Evangelical leaders) Ralph Reed and Tony Perkins say they're intrigued. The mainstream media has a conniption about this because they are like you've got to be kidding me. How could these Evangelical leaders possibly be even interested in someone like a Donald Trump? What do you say to all of that?

Donald Trump: Well, you know I recently talked to Ralph Reed and to Tony Perkins. And I was really impressed. First of all, they have great reputations and I've been hearing about them for years. And I saw quotes, different quotes, and they were fairly nice quotes about me from both of them and actually a few others that are very much into what we're just discussing.

And I was just very very impressed but I think what they're doing, they're smart people. They want to pick somebody that's going to win. You know you can't get so caught up on social issues and then put somebody who is wonderful socially but is going to get decimated by Barack Obama. You have to pick somebody that's going to win.

It's wonderful to say this one is perfect in every way, goes to church every morning, forget about Sundays, like every morning, he's so perfect but he's going to lose the election. That doesn't help because ultimately you have to get Barack Obama out and if you don't get him out, you're making a big mistake.

I think Tony and Ralph, who are two really smart people, really smart people, and really understand not only religion, but also understand the world of politics and also understand how the game is played. They know how important this election is that's coming up. I think that they want to get somebody in who is going to win. And perhaps they look at me as somebody who can win.

You can see that with the recent polls. Don't forget I haven't even started campaigning yet so I'm getting these poll numbers and Newsmax is coming out today (Thursday April 7) that has me at 56 percent compared to 18 percent for the second person and then in the 10s and 8s and 1s and nothing for various others.

They have I think 10 people and I'm much much higher, 30-some odd points higher than anybody else. So I think Ralph, Tony and some others really want to see victory, and I'm impressed by that."

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