Trump made the revelation during an interview with conservative radio host Bob Lonsberry on WHAM 1180 AM in Rochester, New York, who asked the real estate mogul-turned-presidential, if he had a favorite Bible verse or story that "informed" his thinking or character.
"Well, I think many," Trump responded. "I mean, when we get into the Bible, I think many, so many. And some people, look, an 'eye for an eye,' you can almost say that. That's not a particularly nice thing."
Trump, who is Presbyterian, said the country has to be strong in defending itself.
"I mean, when you see what's going on with our country, how people are taking advantage of us, and how they scoff at us and laugh at us. We have to be very firm and have to be very strong."