Not only does Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) not know whether President Barack Obama loves America, he also appears to be unaware that the president is a Christian.
In an interview with the Milwaukie Journal-Sentinel, Walker was asked, “Do you think the president loves America?” This was in reference to former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani’s comments.
The possible 2016 White House candidate said he’s never asked the president about it.
“I assume most people in this country love America. And to me I don’t think it’s worth getting into the battle over whether he does or he doesn’t,” Walker told the Journal Sentinel. “He can handle that himself. I know I do. And I know there are great people in this country who love this country and who … feel this country’s exceptional and it doesn’t necessarily align by party. I think there are Republicans and Democrats and plenty of people in between. I’ve never asked the president so I don’t really know what his opinions are on that one way or another.”
Walker told The Associated Press: “You should ask the president what he thinks about America.”
Recently, the Washington Post asked Walker if he thought the president is a Christian.
“I don’t know,” the potential 2016 candidate told The Washington Post at the winter meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington, D.C.
“I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that,” Walker said of Obama’s faith. “I’ve never asked him that. You’ve asked me to make statements about people that I haven’t had a conversation with about that. How [could] I say if I know either of you are a Christian?”
“First and foremost, my Christian faith gives me a perspective and security that I don’t think I would have otherwise: that I am loved. That, at the end of the day, God is in control,” Obama said in a 2012 interview according to The Huffington Post.
According to an AP survey, 18 percent of Americans thought Obama is Muslim in 2012. In 2010, 17 percent of Americans believed he is Muslim.
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