Facebook TwitterNBC News Political Director Chuck Todd was definitely intending to end his interview Sunday with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, with a “gotcha” question. Manafort wasn’t playing. But, is it grounds to suddenly discredit the report last week from Dr. James Dobson that he was told the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting had recently accepted salvation through Christ? Todd stumbled his way through the question, clearly not sure what term to use to describe a born-again Christian. But, when he asked what Trump’s “religious affiliation is now,” Manafort offered very little. “I’m not gonna speak to Donald Trump and his embrace of religion. You have to talk to him about that,” he said. “I will say however that the evangelical leaders that have been a part of the Christian movement in the United States came together last week and showed overwhelming support for Mr. Trump and frankly in my 40 years of politics I’ve never seen such a broad base of support within that community for one candidate.” Todd, stumbling again with a follow-up question, tried to press the issue with Manafort, asking, “Is Dr. James Dobson right or wrong?” Again, the veteran political operative wouldn’t even nibble. “Again, you have to talk with Mr. Trump about his embrace of Christianity. That’s not for me to speak to,” he said. “What I can speak to is that Christians across this country and the leadership of the evangelical movement are broadly united for Mr. Trump and his campaign.” Related Topics:Donald Trump Advertisement You may like LIVE Stream: The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump Wax Figure Debuts at Madame Tussauds Orlando Donald Trump Tweets Praise For Jackie Evancho Ahead Of Inauguration Performance Donald Trump on 60 Minutes: What Might Have Surprised You The Most Donald Trump White House Win Delivers Most Watched Election Night In Cable News History Trump wins presidency, defeats Clinton in historic election upset Click to comment Trending Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon5 days ago Zendaya Talks Preparing For Her Role In The Greatest Showman, Working With Zac Efron James Corden2 days ago Zendaya, Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman Join James Corden To Perform “The Greatest Showman” Musical Number (Video) Hillsong Worship4 days ago Hillsong Worship Receives Grammy Nomination For “What a Beautiful Name” A Christmas Story Live5 days ago Cast of FOX’s A Christmas Story Live Talk Choreography and Rehearsals (Video) Grace VanderWaal5 days ago Grace VanderWaal Gets Real About Confidence And Being Yourself (Video) Netflix2 days ago Netflix Responds to FCC’s Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules Top Story2 days ago “The Simpsons” Predicted the Disney-FOX Merger (of Course) The Greatest Showman2 days ago Listen to “The Greatest Show” From The Greatest Showman Soundtrack Now!