Todd also asked Trump how he’d feel should a Muslim president actually be elected down the road — not a far-fetched idea, as the population of Muslim Americans is expected to surpass 6.2 million by 2030. Trump’s response wasn’t terribly shocking.
“Would I be comfortable? I don’t know if we have to address it right now,” he said. “But I think it is certainly something that could happen.”
Todd reiterated his question before Trump interrupted:
“I mean, some people have said it already happened, frankly,” Trump said, presumably referring to Obama. “But of course you wouldn’t agree with that.”
Todd continued to press Trump on whether he believed Obama was Christian but the candidate said he didn’t “talk about people’s faith” and added that he was “willing to take [the president] at his word.”
Despite his reluctance to address an individual’s faith, the candidate made a point to note that he “love[s] the Muslims” and thinks “they’re great people” during a stop at a high school homecoming Saturday night. He gave Todd a similar one-liner before reversing himself to say he believes there is, in fact, a problem there.
“I feel strongly that Muslims are excellent. I know so many Muslims that are such fabulous people,” he told Todd. “But there is a problem. I mean, there’s no question about it. And we can be politically correct and we can say there is no problem whatsoever. But the fact is there is a problem with some. And it’s a very severe problem.”
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