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President Donald Trump on Thursday addressed the tense phone calls he shared with the Australian prime minister and Mexican president, telling about 2,000 at the National Prayer Breakfast not to worry.

He told the audience: "What I hear most often as I travel the country are five words that never, ever fail to touch my heart - that's 'I am praying for you'". "They are very, very special and we are going to take care of them". The world is in trouble, but we're going to straighten it out. OK?

"I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution", he told hundreds of religious leaders.

The repeal of the amendment, passed into law in 1954, is among the list of acts many religious conservatives hope the president will accomplish in his first year in office.

He also says the USA must "protect religious liberty" and be "safe and secure".

Trump claimed on Thursday that the United States is "taken advantage of by every nation in the world" and said he will put a stop to that. "I just want to pray for Arnold [Schwarzenegger] if we can, for those ratings".

"Freedom of religion is a sacred right".

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A week ago Friday, the president signed an executive order stopping people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the USA for 90 days.

"Terrorism is a fundamental threat to religious freedom".

"It must be stopped and it will be stopped", he said. But there are those who would exploit that generosity and undermine the values that we hold so dear. "We need to carry on and to keep carrying on".

Trump also spoke of "our most vulnerable citizens" needing a path to success and, in reference to terrorists, "there are those who would seek to enter the country for the objective of spreading violence or oppressing other people based upon their faith or their lifestyle".

Trump insisted that all nations have a "moral obligation to speak out against such violence" and urged people to come together to confront those threats. "America will succeed as long as our most vulnerable citizens have a path to success and America will thrive as long as we continue to have faith in each other and faith in God", Trump stated.

Watch the full speech in the video below.