Trump Asks Iowa Crowd If He Should Let Non-Christians Stay At Rally (VIDEO)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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After boasting about his support among Christian conservatives at a Iowa rally on Wednesday, Donald Trump asked non-Christians to identify themselves.

The Republican nominee first asked the crowd in Council Bluffs to raise their hands if they were Christian conservatives. The crowd cheered loudly and a sea of hands went up.

“Raise your hand if you’re not a Christian conservative,” Trump then said. “I want to see this, right? Oh there’s a couple people, that’s all right.”

“I think we’ll keep them, right?” Trump asked the crowd. “Should we keep them in the room, yes? I think so.”

While the Republican nominee’s jocular tone suggested he wasn’t seriously suggesting throwing non-Christian attendees out of the event, he has made similarly off-color “jokes” before.

In July, Trump said he was “being sarcastic” when he invited Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton’s emails, and in August he again used “sarcasm” to explain his baseless claim that Clinton and President Barack Obama “founded ISIS.”

h/t Huffington Post

Correction: This post originally said that Trump made his comments at his Wednesday evening rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The remarks were actually made earlier Wednesday afternoon in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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  1. Avatar for cmj cmj says:

    “joke”

  2. Avatar for jsfox jsfox says:

    Every time I think Trump cannot get any stupider or go any lower he proves me wrong. Is it too early to start drinking?

  3. He truly is a despicable POS and that there are people in this country that somehow think he’s qualified to be PRESIDENT let alone walk the streets makes me incredibly sad and horrified.

  4. Trump: This is nothing against non-Christians. I would have kicked them out if they were Fat. I dont like The Piggies.

  5. There’s a post election career in comedy for HO.
    Or there would be if it was 1956 when that stuff was still “funny”.

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