Trump NY campaign co-chair: ‘No doubt [Obama] is a Muslim’
Former New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino made the comment to the Observer, a paper owned by Donald Trump’s son-in-law.
Speaking over the phone for an unrelated story, Carl Paladino—the 2010 GOP candidate for governor of New York—abruptly changed subjects and assailed the sitting president and his policies. The Buffalo-based real estate developer and Tea Party activist maintained that Obama, a practicing Christian, has sought to mislead the public about his religious affiliation, but that the citizenry has not fallen for his falsehoods.
“In the mind of the average American, there is no doubt he is a Muslim,” Paladino said. “He is not a Christian.”
By way of proof, Paladino seemed to argue Obama has taken a pro-Muslim approach in conducting American affairs abroad.
“Look at what he’s done with Iran, what he’s done with the Sunni-Shia thing over in Iraq and Iran, and with ISIS,” the Republican said.