Actor Antonio Sabato, Jr. talks about run for Congress, inspiration from Trump

The actor-turned-candidate said he was "blacklisted" after supporting Trump.

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Soap opera star turned congressional hopeful Antonio Sabàto, Jr. talked about his goals if he's elected to represent a California district in November.

"I think it's important to put the country first, the American people first," the Republican candidate said. "I support any president because I want the best for this country; the American people come first in my book and I believe that this president puts the American people first."

He told the hosts of "The View" that he was blacklisted after returning from the RNC speech.

"My agents and my managers all left me," Sabàto said. "I had some jobs lined up that all went away."

The hosts of "The View" asked Sabàto was asked whether he felt he was closed out from Hollywood because of his claims, which he made in an interview with ABC News after his RNC speech, that he was "absolutely" sure President Obama was a Muslim and not a Christian, as he has said.

"We had a Muslim president for 7 and a half years," Sabàto told ABC News' Amna Nawaz and LZ Granderson. "That's what I believe."

He told "The View" that he "never thought it was anything bad."

"If he's not a Muslim, we should call him President Barry," Sabàto, Jr. added.

Sabàto also said he would advocate in Congress for his district, which is still recovering from wildfires and mudslides.

He filed in May to run against Democratic incumbent Rep. Julia Brownley for the California seat representing Ventura County and parts of the central coast. He has said he was inspired by Trump’s election cycle to seek office himself.