When Donald Trump said that Hillary Clinton would be worse than President Obama on religion, he justified his claim saying that, despite her being in the public eye for years, Americans didn’t know anything about Clinton “in terms of religion.”
Just one day later, Clinton bounced back with this line in a North Carolina speech: “As we Methodists like to say: do all the good you can for all the people you can in all the ways you can.”
The quote was tweeted shortly after:
Clinton is a life-long member of the United Methodist Church and has made her faith known throughout her political career.
In 2014, Clinton spoke at a quadrennial gathering of United Methodist Women. She recalled her childhood at First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge, Ill., and how the church and her faith helped shape her worldview.
On the campaign trail, Clinton was asked how her religious beliefs influenced her political beliefs. She answered with some of the principles she found in the Bible:
My study of the Bible, my many conversations with people of faith, has led me to believe the most important commandment is to love the Lord with all your might and to love your neighbor as yourself, and that is what I think we are commanded by Christ to do, and there is so much more in the Bible about taking care of the poor, visiting the prisoners, taking in the stranger, creating opportunities for others to be lifted up, to find faith themselves that I think there are many different ways of exercising your faith.
Clinton and Trump have exchanged a series of blows and insults over the past couple of days.