DANA POINT, Calif. — Scott Walker still does not know whether President Obama is a Christian.
Fielding questions at the Koch network’s donor summit here Saturday night, the Republican presidential candidate reiterated the controversial position of uncertainty that he staked out in February.
“You’re not going to get a different answer than I said before,” the Wisconsin governor said. “I don’t know. I presume he is. … But I’ve never asked him about that. As someone who is a believer myself, I don’t presume to know someone’s beliefs about whether they follow Christ or not unless I’ve actually talked with them.”
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The comment came at the end of a half-hour question-and-answer session before about 400 of the biggest donors in GOP politics.
Walker wrapped up his answer by saying, “He’s said he is, and I take him at his word.”
Obama has repeatedly professed his Christian faith and attended Christian church services.
Back in February, The Washington Post asked Walker whether Obama is a Christian during the National Governors Association meeting.
“I don’t know,” he said then. “I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that … I’ve never asked him that. … You’ve asked me to make statements about people that I haven’t had a conversation with about that.”
Democrats quickly seized on the comment, including former senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer and top Democratic election lawyer Marc Elias.