Trump Fails to Correct Man Who Calls Obama a Muslim

Man at town hall tells Trump Obama is not an American
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2015 2:02 AM CDT
Updated Sep 18, 2015 7:07 AM CDT
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Audience members raise their hands during a Q&A with Donald Trump at a town hall event in Rochester, NH, last night.   (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Donald Trump, apparently forgetting about the time he pressured the president of the United States into producing his birth certificate, failed to correct a man at a town hall event last night who claimed President Obama is a Muslim—and not an American. The questioner at the Rochester, NH, event described Muslims as a "problem" and went on to say, "Our current president is one. We know he's not even an American. We have training camps growing where they want to kill us. That's my question: When can we get rid of them?" Trump responded: "A lot of people are saying that and a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening out there. We're going to be looking at that and a lot of different things," Politico reports.

When another man stood and said he wanted to "applaud the gentleman who stood and said Obama is a Muslim born abroad and about the military camps," Trump said, "Right" before moving on, the Hill reports. Hillary Clinton calls Trump's failure to denounce the remarks "disturbing," while DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz calls the candidate's behavior "horrendous" but "unsurprising," saying "Trump's racism knows no bounds," CNN reports. Trump's campaign manager tells CNN that Trump didn't hear the remark about Obama being Muslim, and that the real issue is the president's "war on Christianity." (A recent poll found that 43% of Republicans still think Obama is a Muslim, which rises to 66% among Trump supporters.)

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