Donald Trump tried to show his softer side in an interview published Wednesday, discussing what his faith means to him after a rough few days on the campaign trail.
Trump said he hopefully “won’t have to be asking for much forgiveness” from God.
In an interview with columnist Cal Thomas, Trump discussed his religious convictions as a Presbyterian and said he would treat Christianity itself “with great respect and care.”
The interview came amid a difficult stretch during which Trump was put on notice by Republican leaders regarding his assertion that the judge presiding over the Trump University case cannot do so fairly because of his Mexican heritage.
Trump presented a more polished version of himself following his primary victories as the only remaining Republican candidate Tuesday. He told supporters in New York, “I understand the responsibility of carrying the mantle and I will never, ever let you down.”
The candidate also discussed his view of Jesus Christ and how it guides him spiritually.
“Jesus to me is somebody I can think about for security and confidence,” Trump said. “Somebody I can revere in terms of bravery and in terms of courage and, because I consider the Christian religion so important, somebody I can totally rely on in my own mind.”
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SOURCE: The Los Angeles Times