Donald Trump is now on the warpath after trying to dismiss two polls showing Ben Carson gaining and surpassing him in Iowa. Yesterday he nailed Carson as being “super-low-energy” and today he took full aim at his faith as a Seventh Day Adventist.
From the Washington Post:
Donald Trump on Saturday contrasted his Presbyterian faith with that of Seventh-day Adventists, apparently attempting to draw attention to and raise doubts about Republican presidential rival Ben Carson’s religious beliefs.
Speaking at a campaign rally here, Trump was in the midst of discussing his standing in the polls, including recent Iowa surveys that showed him falling behind Carson in the GOP race. Then, he brought up religion.
“I love Iowa. And, look, I don’t have to say it, I’m Presbyterian,” said Trump. “Can you believe it? Nobody believes I’m Presbyterian. I’m Presbyterian. I’m Presbyterian. I’m Presbyterian. Boy, that’s down the middle of the road folks, in all fairness. I mean, Seventh-day Adventist, I don’t know about. I just don’t know about.”
A lot of pundits thought this would happen because one of the keys to getting the Iowa vote is Christianity, but I wonder if they’ll respond to this kind of speech.