Shortly after shaking up his campaign by firing campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has released the names of 24 members of his evangelical advisory board.
This list includes names such as Rep. Michelle Bachman, Robert Jeffress, noted Christian author and psychologist, Dr. James Dobson, and author and speaker Rev. Tony Suarez. A complete list of names can be found on the website blog.4president.org.
Suarez was recently named one of the top 50 most influential Latino Republicans in the U.S. by Newsmax.
Dobson was an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California of Medicine for 14 years, and has authored more than 30 books dealing with the issues facing families from a Christian perspective. Dobson also founded Focus on the Family in 1977, which he led until leaving in 2003.
Both of these influential figures have been critical of Trump’s campaign since it began. Suarez particularly criticized Trump’s comments concerning Hispanics, and Dobson threw his support behind Sen. Ted Cruz earlier in the presidential campaign.
Other members of the board are Jerry Falwell, Jr. the president of Liberty University, and the founder of Life OUTREACH International, James Robison.
Trump was attending an event Tuesday with Dr. Ben Carson where he was answered questions from the eventgoers. He also questioned Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s faith saying, “we don’t know anything” about it.
He went on to express respect and admiration for those people on his board and said, “I look forward to continuing to talk about the issues important to Evangelicals, and all Americans, and the common sense solutions I will implement when I am president.”