Trump: No apology for citing Ben Carson’s faith

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In this Oct. 21, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Burlington Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Iowa. Trump is getting ready to mount a major fight in Florida against two of the state’s resident sons. Jeb Bush led Florida as a two-term governor and Marco Rubio has been a senator since 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential candidate Donald Trump says he sees no need to apologize for a remark he’d made about GOP rival Ben Carson’s religion.

At a campaign rally Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida, Trump appeared to contrast his faith with Carson’s.

Trump told supporters, “I’m Presbyterian. Boy, that’s down the middle of the road, folks, in all fairness. I mean, Seventh-day Adventists I don’t know about, I just don’t know about.”

Carson apologized last month for suggesting that Trump’s faith might not be genuine, and on Fox News Sunday he said Trump is the one who now seems to be making religion an issue.

But Trump said Sunday that he didn’t insult Carson’s Seventh-day Adventist faith. Trump told ABC’s This Week, “I would certainly give an apology if I said something bad about it, but I didn’t. All I said was, ‘I don’t know about it.'”

 

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