"And Bernie Sanders, who doesn't believe in God ... how in the world are we gonna let Bernie, I mean really?" asked Mark Burns, co-founder and CEO of the Now Network based in South Carolina, said of Sanders, who is Jewish.
 
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"Listen, Bernie got to get saved, he's got to meet Jesus. I don't know, he's got to have a coming-to-Jesus meeting," Burns added in comments ahead of a Trump event in Hickory, N.C.
 
Sanders, who often focuses his remarks at campaign events and in media interviews on issues such as income inequality, spoke of his Jewish faith earlier this month.
 
“I am very proud to be Jewish, and being Jewish is so much of what I am," Sanders said during a Democratic debate earlier this month when asked about his faith.
 
"Look, my father’s family was wiped out by Hitler in the Holocaust. I know about what crazy and radical and extremist politics mean," Sanders said, calling it "an essential part" of who he is.