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Donald Trump Sticks to the Script to Woo Conservatives at Faith and Freedom Forum

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"Marriage and family as the building block of happiness and success — so important."

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to the audience after addressing the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Conference in Washington, Friday, June 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Donald Trump addressed the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference Friday in Washington, using a teleprompter for his quick 20-minute speech and not making any unexpected headlines.

Trump, the businessman and presumptive Republican nominee, has been laying low in recent days after a flap over his comments about a Hispanic judge were the focus of the campaign earlier this month.

He focused on reaching out to evangelicals, the main attendees of the conference, by restating his commitment to the unborn and families.

“We will respect and defend Christian Americans, Christian-Americans," he said. "We will work together to build and restore everyone, not a certain group."

Trump, a billionaire, also stressed the importance of family over personal wealth.

"Marriage and family as the building block of happiness and success — so important," Trump said.

"I know many, many, very successful people," he said. "The happiest people are the people that have that great religious feel, and that incredible marriage, children."

He added: "It's more important than the money, folks. Believe me, I know plenty with lots of money, and they're not happy people."

At one point the speech was interrupted by protesters, whom Trump called "professional agitators."

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