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Trump Tells Faith Leaders Clinton May Also Be a Secret Muslim

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke to evangelical faith leaders in New York this morning where he implied that Hillary Clinton may also be a Secret Muslim Manchurian Candidate.

To be clear, Trump drew a direct comparison to President Obama and said Clinton may be the bigger threat.

Speaking to a group of top social conservative evangelical Christian leaders at a gathering in New York City, Trump said, “we don’t know anything about Hillary in terms of religion.

“Now, she’s been in the public eye for years and years, and yet there’s no — there’s nothing out there,” Trump said. “There’s like nothing out there. It’s going to be an extension of Obama but it’s going to be worse, because with Obama you had your guard up. With Hillary you don’t, and it’s going to be worse.”

This is an old white man using a dogwhistle for the first black president to imply that the first woman to (probably) become president is a saboteur.

Does this make Hillary Clinton a double-secret Muslim?

I doubt this is a one-off comment from Trump. A Trump campaign spokesperson has already defended this new line of attack so we can expect to see it again.

I would be remiss not to mention that the so-called faith leaders Trump spoke to — the group that is now advising him — includes, among other people, Michele Bachmann.

  • farker

    easy response. It’d be beautiful if Clinton would reply with a simple .. “Only one of the major party candidates dumb enough to think it’s called “Two Corinthians” and I’m not him.”

  • Badgerite

    Trump’s religion, of course, is well known. He worships himself. To attend services he looks in the mirror.

  • Badgerite

    Well, let’s just add this all up. Basically Newt Gingrich thinks there should be a Committee in Congress like the House Unamerican Activities of the 1950s to look into what? Are you now or have you ever been a Muslim ‘sympathizer’. If not, you need to name names of people who you know are Muslim ‘sympathizers’. How often do you go to church? Can you prove you are not a Muslim ‘sympathizer’.
    For me, just the video of him making ‘fun’ of a reporter with Spina Bifida, one of the uglier moments of his campaign and that is saying something since there are so very many ugly moments to choose from, would disqualify him for any position above,,,,,,oh,,,,Celebrity Apprentice.

  • Aynwrong

    Unreal. I turn on MSNBC and there’s Steve Kornacki interviewing professional bullshit artist Katrina Pierson. I’m sure she defended this nonsense. I don’t know because I couldn’t be bothered and just changed the channel. The part that gets to me is that news reporters won’t call this for what it is which of course is just blatant race baiting.

  • Nefercat

    I realize these clowns don’t actually read their bible, but Matthew 6:5-6 might be instructive:
    “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. Truly I tell you, they already have their reward. 6But when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.…

    Assholes. (Sorry, God.)

  • Scopedog

    So let’s see…Hillary is the bigger threat, according to Trump….

    …Funny thing about that–I could have sworn I heard that from the “never Hillary” Sanders supporters.

    Of course, the fact that Hillary just tore Trump a new one a couple hours ago shows that yes, she is a threat–to Trump and the GOP.

  • Georgie

    Ugh, Michelle Bachmann.

    • Toolymegapoopoo

      Actually, you should be like HOORAY! MICHELLE BACHMANN!!! She is such a national joke and inept fool that anything she is associated with is doomed to fail spectacularly. If Trump appoints Bachmann as his campaign manager and picks Palin as his running mate we will get to see the perfect triumvirate of stupid.

      • Georgie

        I am from MN so that is a good tactic regarding her and her husband, so at least I can have a good laugh over it!

  • tommo

    What’s Trump’s religion again?

    And I don’t recall seeing his birth certificate, much a diploma from Wharton. I have a hard time believing they would give such a dope a piece of paper with the name of their school on it. Or his tax returns.

    • Georgie

      How many times has Trump been married? That can’t be a good sign for church going people.

      • Oh, that never phases them. As long as someone is white and claims Jesus as their savior they could have been an axe murderer. Look at the loony county clerk, Kim Davis, the GOP championed…she was no paragon of virtue. Republicans gave her tens of thousands of dollars because….well, because Jesus.

  • Draxiar

    Hillary Clinton completely tore him apart today and all he’s got is “She could be a Muslim”. I love the fact that Hillary is punching first and keeping Drumpf off balance. She’s controlling the narrative.