President Donald J. Trump has a “very religious mind” and has a strong relationship with his religion, the president has said.
“I don’t think that the president of the United States has ever made a mistake that he’s not aware of,” Mr Trump said in an interview with The Associated Press in his office at the White House on Monday.
Mr Trump, who said he had a “huge amount of faith” in his faith, was speaking as he launched his re-election campaign in Florida on Sunday, the first of a three-day swing through the state, where Mr Trump is set to be inaugurated on Friday.
The president’s remarks came a day after a pastor in Florida’s St Petersburg who is a member of the First Baptist Church of Florida told the Associated Press that he was concerned about Mr Trump’s religious views.
The Rev. John Hagee, pastor of First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church, said he was “very concerned” about Mr Donald Trump’s views on religion.
“We know that he has a very strong relationship and has been with his family,” Mr Hagey told the AP.
“I don, I think he has, to some degree, taken a stand for the Christian faith and I think his beliefs on God and his relationship to God are very much his belief system.”
If I had to guess, I would say that the more religious he becomes, the more he’s going to be a divisive person.
“Mr Trump’s comments were the latest in a series of comments from the president in recent weeks, with his aides warning against the spread of radicalism in the US.
On Sunday, Mr Trump called for the US to “look inward” to the problems facing the country, as he announced a plan to invest $100bn (£78bn) in infrastructure.
The plan included a new wall along the border with Mexico, a massive expansion of border security, and building a wall along US-Mexico border.”
Our country is stronger together,” Mr Donald said in the Oval Office, where he had lunch with Mr Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.”
That’s a message we want to send to all of our friends and allies, and to the rest of the world, that we’re going to do everything in our power to make sure that we’ve got a very, very strong border.
“The president said that “no country is going to put up with the levels of hatred and division that we see”.”
We’re going in together, we’re all going in with unity.”