Antonio Sabato Jr. Insists Barack Obama Is a ‘Muslim President’: ‘I Don’t Believe’ He’s Christian

Soap opera actor Antonio Sabàto Jr. said he believes that President Barack Obama is “absolutely” a Muslim during an interview at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18. Watch the clip above.

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While his speech advocating for Donald Trump was nothing out of the ordinary, the General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful star later caused a stir by questioning POTUS’ religion during a sit-down with ABC News.

“He does not attend church. He has never talked about Jesus Christ once. I’ve met a lot of Christians. I know Christians. I am one. I don’t believe he is,” he told ABC News. “We had a Muslim president for seven and a half years.”

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When asked by two reporters what proof he has to back up his beliefs, Sabàto said, “It’s in my heart. I just see it for what it is. I believe that he’s on the other side … the Middle East. He’s with the bad guys. He’s with them. He’s not with us, he’s not with this country.”

Antonio Sabato Jr.
Antonio Sabato Jr. delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Obama has refuted any “silly” claims that he’s a Muslim since the beginning of his 2008 presidential campaign. “I’ve been to the same church — the same Christian church — for almost 20 years,” he said at a South Carolina campaign stop. “I was sworn in with my hand on the family Bible. Whenever I’m in the United States Senate, I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. So if you get some silly e-mail … send it back to whoever sent it and tell them this is all crazy. Educate.” 

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Sabàto said he’s not concerned that his controversial comments and support for Trump will affect his career as an actor. “I met him the first time 20-some years ago and he’s the same guy 20 years ago that I met that I see now. He hasn’t changed, so I respect that. I knew he was going to win from the beginning,” the Dancing With the Stars alum said of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “I like a little honesty.”

See all the highlights from the RNC here. 

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