Donald Trump Lied About "Getting Rid" of The Johnson Amendment
Type: Outright LiesAug 27 2018 Severity: About: Separation of Church & State
In a closed door meeting with Evangelical leaders, President Trump claimed to have gotten "rid" of the Johnson Amendment, which forbids religious organizations and charities from formally endorsing candidates if they want to maintain their federal tax exemption. The law Trump claimed to have killed, remains on the books after congress failed to kill it in 2017.
Quote | The law prohibits churches from intervening in political campaigns for candidates.
"Now one of the things I'm most proud of is getting rid of the Johnson Amendment," the president said. "That was a disaster for you," Trump told Evangelical leaders. In truth, the law remains on the books.