Donald Trump, please leave us alone. I’m sure that plenty of people though this joke of Trump running for president wouldn’t last this long, but here we are and unlike the past few times when he said he would run, he’s a serious contender.
Donald Trump had a rally in Jackson, FL, where he randomly brought up his religion and compared it to Ben Carson‘s religious background. The presidential hopeful brought up the fact that he’s Presbyteran which he described as a denomination that Is “down the middle of the road,” it was then he made a comparison to Carson’s denomination, which is Seventh-day Adventist. “I mean, Seventh-day Adventist, I don’t know about, I just don’t know about,” he said in front of the crowd. This is after Trump made claims that Carson is “super low energy.”
When Trump appeared on ABC News, he saw no need to apologize to Ben Carson for comments he made. Trump explained his comment to ABC News. “I know nothing about it (the Seventh-day Adventist Church) really – I’m a Presbyterian and I had mentioned that, and I did say I don’t know about it, and in fact those are my exact word, so I just really don’t know about the Seventh-day Adventists, and that’s what I said.” Trump also added that he would never criticize someone’s religion. “I said exactly ‘I don’t know about it.’ That’s not an insult,” he stated.
When asked was his statement made to attract more evangelicals, he denied. Seventh-day Adventists are Protestants who worship on Saturday, believe the creation story in Genesis is literal and believe that Christ’s second coming is coming sooner than later. But some conservative evangelicals say they are not Christians.
Carson is beating Trump in the polls right now, it’s hard to believe that this isn’t calculated. Watch the video of Trump defending his comments below.