Trump: 'I'm a big believer in the Bible'
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness school deans call for lifting country-specific visa caps Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign: report Federal prosecutors in New York examining Giuliani business dealings with Ukraine: report MORE on Friday addressed questions about his church attendance by stating that he’s a “big believer in the Bible.”

“I’m not sure the number of times going to church,” the GOP presidential candidate told host Cliff Sims on Alabama’s “Yellowhammer Radio.”


“I go as often as I can,” he said. “As you can imagine, I have a schedule that’s not like a normal person’s schedule. My schedule is a killer. But I go as often as possible.”

Trump conducted the interview ahead of a rally Friday evening at the Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

The event was moved to the football stadium after a venue with a capacity of 14,000 was deemed too small. Trump has predicted up to 40,000 people could attend the rally, which is aimed at establishing a foothold in the early primary state.

Questioned about his faith on the local radio program Friday, Trump stressed his Christian upbringing.

“I’m a Protestant — I’m a Presbyterian to be exact,” he said. “And I grew up in Sunday school, and I did all of the things that you probably did.”

“And I believe very, very strongly,” Trump added. “I’m a big believer in the Bible.

Trump also said he is weary of Americans exercising political correctness by not using the word "Christmas."

The holiday is one well worth celebrating, he said, given its importance among everyday Christians.

“There’s an assault on anything having to do with Christianity,” Trump said. “They don’t want to use the word Christmas anymore at department stores.”

“I go out of my way to use the word Christmas,” he said. “There’s always a lot of lawsuits, and unfortunately a lot of those lawsuits are won by the other side. I will assault that. I will go so strongly against so many of the things, when they take away the word Christmas.”

Trump’s remarks come as he heads into the Bible Belt on Friday evening for a major campaign rally in Alabama. 

Reports emerged Thursday that Trump’s campaign had upgraded a pep rally and town hall event to the Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile.

Onlookers are now expecting a big turnout for the outspoken billionaire in the football arena that boasts a maximum capacity of 50,000 people.

Trump is currently the frontrunner for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination across multiple national polls.

Detractors argue he is not a sincere conservative, either politically or religiously.

Trump raised eyebrows earlier this week when he said he could not remember his last apology.

That admission concerned some Christians who believe seeking and giving forgiveness is a key part of their faith.

- Updated at 2:12 p.m.