"Because if they don't - it's November 6 - if they don't vote, we're going to have a miserable two years and we're going to have, frankly, a very hard period of time", he said.
In fact, the law remains on the books, after efforts to kill it in Congress a year ago failed.
The Times said a White House spokesman, Hogan Gidley, declined to expand on what the president meant.
Trump also characterized himself as having gotten "rid of" the Johnson Amendment, a priority for religious conservatives because it limits political action from the pulpit.
According to an audio recording obtained by The New York Times, the U.S. president told evangelical leaders during a closed-door meeting that everything was at stake for his agenda ahead of the first major test of his popularity.
Toobin stated that "Antifa is widely perceived as an African-American organization" and that Trump's criticism of the violent far-left group is just another example of his "appeal to racism".
At a meeting with those leaders at the White House on Monday, Trump said everything was at stake for his conservative agenda if his party loses in November, according to an audiotape of the meeting obtained by the Times. That can only be done by Congress or the Supreme Court, should it rule the law unconstitutional, which it has not.
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'We have to understand these are still allegations against the president, so I'm not going to judge the president on these things.
Trump and Kenyatta, in their joint statement, said they discussed a series of topics, including cooperation on terrorism and building trade and investment ties.
The repeal of the amendment was removed from the final version of the GOP tax-cut bill.
'I had the great Robert Jeffress back there.
Family Talk's Dr. James Dobson, evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham, and Southern Baptist pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress, an advisor to Trump, were among the recognizable names who attended.
'Hopefully I've proven that to be a fact in terms of the second part.
US first lady Melania Trump, who helped welcome Kenyatta and his wife to the White House, is planning a solo trip to Africa this fall.
Later, Trump raised an issue that has become fodder for late night comedy shows. "You couldn't say Merry Christmas", Trump said. They really have silenced you.