Trump’s campaign team says they did not hear the whole question, but blames the media for coverage, and says its really “about him waging a war on Christianity.”
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump came under fire Thursday night for his handling of a question at a town hall about when the U.S. can “get rid” of Muslims, declining to take issue with that premise and an assertion that President Barack Obama is Muslim.
“We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims,” an unidentified man who spoke at a question-and-answer town hall event in Rochester, New Hampshire asked the mogul. “You know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American.”
A seemingly bewildered Trump interrupted the man, chuckling, “We need this question. This is the first question.”
“Anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us,” the man, wearing a “Trump” T-shirt, continued. “That’s my question: When can we get rid of them?”
“We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things,” Trump replied. “You know, a lot of people are saying that and a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening. We’re going to be looking at that and many other things.”
The real estate mogul did not correct the questioner about his claims about Obama before moving on to another audience member.
His comments were quickly denounced by Democrats. Hillary Clinton, the party’s front-runner for president, personally tweeted late Thursday that Trump’s remarks were “just plain wrong.”
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