Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump resurrected questions of President Barack Obama’s religion Wednesday, saying that the president chose to visit a mosque in Baltimore because “maybe he feels comfortable there.”
The Manhattan mogul’s comments came during an interview with Greta Van Susteren Wednesday night on the Fox News channel.
“I think that we can go to lots of places. I don’t know, maybe he feels comfortable there,” Trump told Van Susteren. “We have a lot of problems in this country, Greta. There are a lot of places he can go, and he chose a mosque.”
Trump added that the decision was Obama’s to make and that ultimately “it’s fine.”
Obama’s visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore was his first visit to a mosque as president. During remarks there, Obama chided Republicans for the “inexcusable” rhetoric used against Muslims.
Trump has previously fueled speculation that Obama is not a Christian.
“He doesn’t have a birth certificate. He may have one, but there’s something on that, maybe religion, maybe it says he is a Muslim,” Trump told Fox News in 2011, according to CNN. “I don’t know. Maybe he doesn’t want that.”
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