Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has opened up about his faith for the first time since he launched his campaign. Christian Today reports the business mogul told people gathered at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa that he loves God but is unsure if he has ever asked for forgiveness.
Trump said, "People are so shocked when they find out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church and I love God and I love my church.”
When Republican pollster Frank Luntz asked him if he had asked God for forgiveness, Trump answered that he was not sure.
"I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don't think so,” he said.
The presidential candidate continued that he tries to correct his mistakes on his own.
"I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don't bring God into that picture. I don't," he said.
He also said that participation in Communion brings “cleanses” him.
"When I drink my little wine—which is about the only wine I drink—and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness, and I do that as often as possible because I feel cleansed," he said. "I think in terms of 'let's go on and let's make it right.'"
For further insight into Trump’s beliefs, see “5 Things Christians Should Know about Donald Trump’s Faith.”
Publication date: July 20, 2015