Antonio Sabato Jr., featured as a prime-time speaker Monday night at the Republican National Convention, said President Barack Obama is “absolutely” a Muslim.
“I don’t believe the guy is a Christian,” Sabato said. “I don’t believe the guy follows the God that I love and the Jesus that I love. If you follow his story, if you understand about Obama, I mean, that’s not a Christian name, is it?”
When ABC’s Amna Nawaz noted that Obama attends church regularly, Sabato continued to assert that he is not a Christian.
“I have met a lot of Christians, know a lot of Christians. I am one, and I don’t believe he is,” Sabato continued. “I believe that he’s on the other side.”
Asked to elaborate, Sabato said that he meant “the Middle East, the bad side.”
“We had a Muslim president for seven and a half years,” he said.
“You believe President Obama is a Muslim?” Nawaz asked.
“Absolutely, absolutely,” Sabato responded.
GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump, a renowned conspiracy theorist, has repeatedly questioned Obama’s birthplace and faith.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims 1.6 billion members of an entire religion from entering the U.S.