“It should bother the president. Why does the president behave the way that people would think that [he is a Muslim]? You have to ask, why would they believe that? It’s not because they’re stupid. It’s because they watch the kind of things I just described to you. When you have every bishop in the Catholic Church say this administration’s at war with their religion, you don’t think that has an impact?”
Newt Gingrich, March 23, 2012, on many Americans’ ongoing --and false-- perception that President Obama is a Muslim.
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CAMP HILL, PA - MARCH 24: Republican presidential candidate, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign stop at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference March 24, 2012 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Republican primary elections are being held today in Louisiana. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
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