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Antonio Sabato Jr. During Post-RNC Speech Interview Sounds Off On President Obama

Photo: Twitter/RNC

Photo: Twitter/RNC

On Monday, during the first night of the Republic National Convention in Cleveland, soap and reality star Antonio Sabator Jr. (Ex-Jagger, GH and Ex-Dante, B&B) took the stage and delivered  a short under four minute speech in support of the presumptive republican nominee, Donald Trump.

Antonio spoke of becoming a legal citizen in the U.S. from Italy, and why Trump stands for unity of the U.S, while Hilary Clinton and President Obama do not.  However, it was Sabato’s post-speech interview with ABC News, where he let loose on his feelings on the race for the presidency, and his thoughts on President Obama. Antonio said he does not believe Obama is a Christian, and he says “the guy had an agenda” when he took office to take the country to the left.

He told ABC News that he “absolutely” believes President Barack Obama is a Muslim in his heart, and he (Antonio) has the heart to believe that.  The former soap fan favorite said eight years ago he was a democrat, but he did not vote for Obama the first, or second time.  He went on to say about Obama: “I believe that he’s on the other side … the Middle East. He’s with the bad guys.  He’s with them, not with us. He does not support the constituion”

Antonio also related  he was not concerned about vocally supporting Trump in liberal-leaning Hollywood and didn’t care if that caused people to judge him. Sabato added he supports Trump from building the wall from Mexico, and building up the U.S. military.

Watch Antonio’s post speech talk, and his speech when he took the stage at the RNC after the jump. Then let us know what you thought of his speech and his comments.  Former Y&R and B&B star, Kimberlin Brown takes the stage at the RNC tonight.

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Marc
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Marc

It’s always sad when someone who was once so pretty turns into such an ugly person.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Sorry, i will not mix soaps with politics…i met Hillary years ago…i never met Trump-dont care who wins anymore-politics have been a joke for years now!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Did you get her e-mail address!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Yeah, and we erased everything-lol-kidding!!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

There goes what little respect I had for him the rest went with that farcical marriage to Lee Ann Rhimes..over these loud mouth don’t think before you speak entertainment dunderheads

Amanda Lynn Butler
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Amanda Lynn Butler

Eddie Cibrian is married to Leann Rimes.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Well boop boop dee doop

Brett
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Brett

I feel exactly the same. Don’t even want to look at him.

Aria
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Aria

I remember when I was a kid and thought he was so gorgeous and hot, oh well, as far as him being republican, and supporting by trump, well I don’t share his view but he’s entitled to his. As for trump, this guy is a bigot and racist, if this is what America wants then we are really in bigger trouble then we thought.

Timmm
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Timmm

Trump is a bully! BUT, our country needs someone to take control of the issues now troubling America. I dont see Hillary doing that. Maybe if Trump were an independent people would digest his words a little easier? I want a bully now to stop ISIS, calm OUR nation with racial injustice and police prejudice!

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

And if gay people, the handicapped, law abiding Muslim Americans, etc suffer, well so be it? Many would agree with your points here, Timmm, but we can’t stomach the other stuff Trump brings to the table. And we’re not willing to see our friends, relatives or even ourselves be treated as second-class citizens.

Timmm
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Timmm

At the risk of another pissing contest here I will say only this, I learned a lot about Antonio and I thought he did a great job!

Shay
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Shay

Here, here, Timmm! As far as his actual televised speech, Antonio expressed no sentiments that I haven’t heard from numerous legal immigrants (both young and old….) who are supporting DJT. They came here in obeyance to the laws of our land, paid their dues accordingly and now expect everyone else to do likewise…..why the controversy? As one elderly (and feisty!) grandma of a friend of mine noted, when she arrived in America, there was no “Press 2 for”…..Italian, French, German, Chinese, Yiddish, whatever….you sank or swam, and part of the bargain was either already knowing or learning the English language,… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

Are you running for office, Shay? Lol, that was quite a mouth full. Based on some of the comments you’ve made, I think we’re on total opposite sides of the political spectrum. But you brought up some valid points and said it very well. So while I may not agree with everything you said, I certainly respect and appreciate where you’re coming from.

If only the politicians in this country on BOTH sides of the aisle could engage in a civil, respectful dialogue like this, the country would be much better off.

Nikki
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Nikki

Your right Timmm he did do a good job as did Rudy J. & especially Patricia Smith. If you missed her Tim you can get her on google.

Timmm
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Timmm

I wanted to vote for RUDY! He was so motivational! I will google Patricia. Thanks Nikki.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

We should be grateful to live in a country where citizens are allowed to voice their opinions without too much reprisal. Based on the content of his anti-president hate screed, Mr. Sabato should be ESPECIALLY grateful for being free to voice opinions that even Obama opponent John McCain graciously vigorously denied. Sounds like there’s more going on in his opinion than I care to analyze further. Maybe he was letting Hollywood know he’s still out there and available for hire? Still available, that is.

Ces
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Ces

And what he says is important, why?

su0000
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su0000

LONDON (The Borowitz Report)—The theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking angered supporters of Donald J. Trump on Monday by responding to a question about the billionaire with a baffling array of long words. Speaking to a television interviewer in London, Hawking called Trump “a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator,” a statement that many Trump supporters believed was intentionally designed to confuse them. “For a so-called genius, this was an epic fail,” Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said. “If Professor Hawking wants to do some damage, maybe he should try talking in English next time.” Later in the… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Su0000…Message to Corey…Hawking’s was speaking English. Geez! And we won’t even go into Melania’s speech. Wonder if she really knew how liberally (no pun intended) parts were borrowed from the wife of someone her husband criticizes all the time?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Perfect! Lol…

Melissa
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Melissa

Hah! Love it!

Marq
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Marq

Who cares what Antonio Sabato thinks. He’s a nobody .

Darren
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Darren

I agree he is a nobody washed up ex soap star. Antonio please go away, you are very annoying.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Just. Wow…

Adam
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Adam

I watched all of the RNC last night and Antonio Sabato Jr. did a great job.

I look forward to seeing Kimberlin Brown on there tonight!

Nikki
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Nikki

Me too. I’m sure she’ll do a good job.I would like to see her back but on B & B fighting with Qwin. O.M.Goodness what a blast that would be.

Joel
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Joel

Props to him for having the balls to speak his mind instead of remaining silent in fear of critical left wingers

JK
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JK

AMEN TO THAT!!!!!

Nikki
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Nikki

Soooooooooo true Joel.

Marie Levesque
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Marie Levesque

He is an idiot.

Jason Loves GH
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Jason Loves GH

This is a remarkably handsome man that has no clue whatsoever. He’s far better seen than heard.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hahaha! Too funny. I’d agree but his opinions were so offensive I can’t even see his looks.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

He’s entitled to his opinion, of course. But his comments on President Obama sound delusional. His agent must be in despair.

Nikki
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Nikki

I’m not even going to get into this again. It starts out with I’m hoping so & so gets it & gradually it turns into nasty tweets back & forth with why we like our candidates and why we don’t like the other. Then it goes into she said & he said followed by he did & she did. So on that note I hope everyone remembers to go vote in November. Good luck!

Liz
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Liz

Really???? I had no idea that he was so, so…… Well I just can’t say how I really feel for fear of getting blocked. He is entitled to believe anything he wants, after all this is America, BUT REALLY???????

Melissa
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Melissa

Antonio has the right to say whatever he wants. And I have the right never to watch any program he is in ever again, including any future guest appearances on GH or DWTS.

jaime
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jaime

Disgraceful

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Stuffy moron. N-e-x-t……….

su0000
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su0000

ABC News Interview; Antonio Sabato Jr.’ “First of all, I don’t believe that the guy is a Christian,” Sabàto told ABC News. “I don’t believe he follows the God that I love and the Jesus that I love.” Following model and General Hospital star Antonio Sabato Jr.’s speech in support of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, the actor told ABC News that he “absolutely” believes President Barack Obama is a Muslim. “Absolutely. That’s what I believe,” said Sabato. “And you know what, I have the right to believe that and you have the right to go against that,… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Su0000, do you believe Antonio should stay away from those steroids. Certainly known to cause rage–and, my, isn’t he ragin’? Still think he should go to Vegas and stay there–remember: “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”! 🙂 🙂

Ghlover
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Ghlover

How sad.

Mateo
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Mateo

Oh Antonio, pretty things most often do not speak for a reason. You would be wise to heed that sage wisdom. Your stretch at being intellectual exploded in your face and it ruined that once so pretty image. I almost feel sorry for you but I have to remind myself that as an American citizen you have a right to your views. It just saddens me to find out that your only benefit is what you show in Calvin Klein ads. Shhh, don’t speak.

Ces
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Ces

Lol!

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Lawd forgive me but I dreamt that Donald Trump dropped out of the Presidential race and that Arnold Swartzenager took his place.

Melissa
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Melissa

Remarkably, that would be preferable to The Donald. Named after a duck or a McDonald perhaps?

Ces
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Ces

Haha. Real sad that Donald Trump was the last remaining choice to represent the Republican Party. For someone like myself that hovers somewhere in the middle & tries to choose the best option for this country, it is a no brainer now. Lesser of the two evils?

Dan
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Dan

He’s free to say whatever he wants, as laughable as it might be. But the Muslim stuff…I mean seriously? That nonsense was debunked 8 years ago. But I guess it makes sense, the Republican Party is the party that wants to take us back to the 1950s. So it makes sense Antonio would be stuck in the past.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Oh Dan, “the 1950s.” I was a child during the 1950s and it was NOT all white picket fences, Donna Reed, Wally and the Beaver and Father Knows Best for most people. I have no desire to turn back time.

Dan
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Dan

I have no desire to turn back time, either. So I agree with you there!

Timmm
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Timmm

Antonio Fonzarelli! HEY!

Shay
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Shay

@Dan….Thank you for your earlier kind response…..I wanted a “direct link” to you, so I popped down the thread. However, before I reply to those aforementioned remarks, please let me first respectfully preface them with this additional thought : I was born a ways after the 1950’s, so I have no reason to want to return to a place I’ve never been…..however, I did enjoy the benefits of growing up in a more recent point in this country’s history when peace, prosperity and patriotism still ruled the day, and thus, have no qualms in wishing to replicate those secure conditions… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

I had a history teacher who used to use an expression you have diarrhea of the mouth and constipation of the brain, which certainly applies in this case with Antonio and Scott Baio. I wonder if Joanie would still love Chachi after his appearance.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

🙂

jlh
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jlh

Disappointing. Maybe he has a brain tumor…

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

So he believes “in his heart” that President Obama is a Muslim???
Methinks he should stick to acting or being beefcake in Vegas. 🙂

Rodd
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Rodd

Sadly, I think this guy drank the Kool-Aid. Doubt we’ll be seeing him on TV anytime soon…not that we’ve been seeing him much in years.

Dylan
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Dylan

Sabato is an immigrant Italian Jewish man. Supporting building a wall, segregating people, AND beefing up military. Um….something isn’t right. LMAO. I wish America would wake up and realize there is NO right, there is NO left. They are all working towards the same goal and whoever gets in, it is predetermined. This sounds like an episode of The View where the cackling hens start talking politics and they have NO idea what they are even talking about. The inmates (all politicians) are running the asylum known as the United States, and people believe every word and every lie that… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Dylan ,I had no idea Sabato was by birth Jewish. Or part Jewish. After I read your comment I looked it up. Turns out his mom was Jewish (her mother was, not sure of her father). But he wasn’t raised Jewish at all. In his own words, he’s a Christian.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Sabato has his own home renovation show, “Fix It and Finish It” or something to that effect. Good with a hammer. Maybe he’ll volunteer to build the wall…

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

In all seriousness Sabato’s speech should not have been approved. He speaks of unity when he mentions his faith and Jesus Christ, as if believing in his faith is a prerequisite for a President? Follow this train of thought Anthony. This is the United States of America, home to Jewish people who don’t follow Jesus, home to atheists and agnostics and Buddhists who don’t follow Jesus. And you know what? They don’t need to live a Christian life to be good people. There is nothing about being Christian that makes one a better person, citizen or President. Oh, and contrary… Read more »

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