Antonio Sabato Jr's remarks about President Obama make us face-palm
Just when you think the "President Obama faked his birth certificate" story had died, Antonio Sabato Jr. resurrects the conspiracy story in an ABC News interview. His comments to the press seriously have us shaking our heads today. How can he possibly believe this is true?
As a supporter of Republican candidate Donald Trump, it’s hard to believe that Sabato Jr. is still questioning whether President Obama is American, when even Trump has given up on it. We didn’t know that the Birther movement was still a thing.
Sabato Jr. hit pretty hard below the belt with his accusations, saying that he and President Obama do not share the same beliefs as Christians.
“I don't believe the guy is Christian, I don't believe he follows the God that I love and Jesus that I love,” he said to the ABC journalists. “I think he had an agenda from the beginning [because] Obama, I mean, that's not a Christian name.”
He then continued on by claiming the Obama family never went to church even though the president is photographed going to services weekly.
“He has never talked about Jesus Christ once. You know I've met a lot of Christians, I know Christians, I am one and I don't believe he is,” Sabato Jr. claimed. “I know because it’s in my heart.”
While the former Bold and the Beautiful star is clearly a staunch Republican, a lot of his strong beliefs seem to have little merit. He throws out accusations without crediting any facts or sources.
In fact, Sabato Jr. thinks President Obama is a Muslim who continues to support the wrong side of the law. When he was asked to clarify his statement by the reporters, he said, “I believe that he's on the other side... the Middle East. He's with the bad guys."
He also claimed that the police and military do not like President Obama because they feel like they have had no support from their boss over the last seven and a half years.
The problem with Sabato Jr.’s arguments is that there is no factual evidence to back it up. As Americans, it’s important to have the freedom to believe in what you think is true and just, but pure speculation weakens anyone’s cause.