Trump Co-Chair Actually Still Thinks Obama Is A Muslim
Huffington Post - 7 months
If you aren’t anti-Muslim, you must be a Muslim.
That’s the tone Donald Trump’s co-chair in New York, Carl Paladino, took on Thursday when he joined a tired chorus of conspiracy theorists who think President Barack Obama, a practicing Christian, is actually a Muslim.
The failed 2010 gubernatorial candidate went off the rails during an unrelated interview with the Observer, saying:
“In the mind of the average American, there is no doubt he is a Muslim. He is not a Christian.”
As evidence, Paladino pointed to Obama’s international policy and apparent pro-Muslim bias overseas: “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.”
People have been making the argument ― with no proof beyond the president’s traditionally Muslim middle name, Hussein ― since 2008. By 2010, at least 18 percent of Americans thought Obama was Muslim, though the conversation fizzled out as the president proved over and ov
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