During a speech at the Republican National Convention, soap opera actor Antonio Sabato Jr. said he “absolutely” believes President Barack Obama is a Muslim.
Monday night, after addressing the Republican National Convention, the actor laid out his case for the Republican nominee by accusing Obama of being “on the other side.”
“First of all, I don’t believe that the guy is a Christian,” Sabato said, further questioning Obama’s religion. “I don’t believe he follows the God that I love and the Jesus that I love.”
“If you follow his story, if you read his book, if you understand about Obama — I mean, that’s not a Christian name, is it?” he added.
“I believe that he’s on the other side — the Middle East. He’s with the bad guys,” he continued, “He’s with them. He’s not with us. He’s not with this country.”
Falsely believing Obama is a Muslim is not just a phenomenon limited to Trump’s nomination in particular.
According to the Washington Post, a recent polling has found that over 40 percent of Republican voters share Sabato’s belief. And Republicans constantly use this anti-Muslim bigotry to their benefits.