Trump: I’m a Christian but haven’t sought forgiveness; Yes, the U.S. ‘absolutely’ has a Muslim problem

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[Donald Trump says he’s not sure if he’s asked God for forgiveness, at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa on Saturday, which led some to question the sincerity of his alleged Christian faith.]

TrumpFaithBelow are six facts about Donald Trump and his professed Christian faith.

 

1. Speaking to CBN News in May, Donald Trump declared: “I will be the greatest representative of the Christians they’ve had in a long time.” Specifically, Trump was talking about the Christians being slaughtered in the Middle East, [who] do not have anybody representing them. Trump also claimed it was easier for Muslims to come to the U.S. than persecuted Christians.

 

2. Trump … in 2011, he told CBN he attended First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica Queens, which is part of the Presbyterian U.S.A. denomination. … He says he goes to church on Sunday when he can and always on Christmas, Easter, and on special occasions.

 

3. After previously making statements favorable toward the right to abortion, Trump now claims to be pro-life. … [He] credits a friend’s experience with not wanting a baby and then adoring that baby as a big reason for his shift on abortion. …

 

4. When asked by Bill O’Reilly if there was a “Muslim problem in the world,” Trump answered “yes.” In a 2011 interview, Trump added, “absolutely, absolutely, I don’t notice Swedish people knocking down the World Trade Center.” …

 

5. Donald Trump has called the Bible “The Book, it is the thing.” …

 

6. Trump has praised evangelical leaders Tony Perkins and Ralph Reed, saying “they have great reputations.”

 

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