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Scott Walker Still Won't Say Whether Obama Is Christian

"I don’t know. I presume he is."
Scott Walker speaks during a private gathering of influential Republican donors hosted by the Koch brothers.
Scott Walker speaks during a private gathering of influential Republican donors hosted by the Koch brothers.

Even after the president's eulogy following a racially motivated shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, where one attendee called him "minister-in-chief," Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) still isn't sure if Barack Obama is Christian.

“I don’t know. I presume he is,” he said before a Saturday gathering of wealthy donors hosted by the Koch brothers. 

“You’re not going to get a different answer than I said before. 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 him," he added.

Walker created a firestorm earlier this year when he said that he didn't know whether the president was Christian. He was also apparently unsure of whether Obama loves America.

The governor used a familiar refrain to answer the question, one often used by skeptics of Obama's birthplace early in his presidency.

“He said he is, and I take him at his word," Walker said.

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