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Playboy no more, Trump courts Christian right


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Donald Trump is courting a wing of the Republican Party that might seem antithetical to his brand: evangelical Christians.
The Republican presidential front-runner on Friday will address social conservative leaders at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington. And on Monday he'll host a group of evangelical pastors and bishops for a private meeting and prayer session at Trump Tower in New York.
In many ways, Trump's brand as the bombastic, thrice-married billionaire showman would seem an ill-fit among religious conservatives.
But he's been cozying up with religious conservatives for years.
Trump has donated tens of thousands of dollars to their causes and hosted a meeting of evangelical pastors in Trump Tower four years ago.

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