WATCH: Trump Bungles Bible Quote in Appeal to Evangelical Christians

Speaking at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told the crowd he is proud to be a Protestant and will make it a priority to 'protect Christianity' if elected president.

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Speaking at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told the crowd he is proud to be a Protestant and will make it a priority to "protect Christianity" if elected president.

Trump spoke to students at the convocation on Monday. He said, "We are going to protect Christianity. If you look at what's going on throughout the world, you look at Syria where if you're Christian, they're chopping off heads... Christianity is under seize."

He went on to say, "I'm a Protestant, I'm very proud of it, Presbyterian to be exact... and we've gotta protect because bad things are happening, very bad things are happening."

Trump also attacked Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton saying "I want a woman president soon, but not her. She's a disaster, she's a disaster."

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