What say you? Do you think Donald Trump handled this well?
During a rally in New Hampshire on Thursday evening, Donald Trump did not challenge an audience member who said that President Obama is Muslim and “not even an American.” Trump was also asked what he would do to get rid of Muslim “training camps” and responded: “We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things.”
The exchange came during a post-debate rally in Rochester, N.H., during which Trump asked the audience for questions rather than giving a speech. To kick things off, Trump pointed at a man in the audience: “Okay, this man. I like this guy.”
“We have a problem in this country, it’s called Muslims,” the man said. “We know our current president is one. You know, he’s not even an American. Birth certificate, man.”
“Right,” Trump said, then adding with a shake of his head: “We need this question? This first question.”
“But any way,” the man said. “We have training camps… where they want to kill us.”
“Uh huh,” Trump said.
“That’s my question: When can we get rid of them?” the man said.
Trump responded: “We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things. You know, 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 look at that and plenty of other things.”
Fears of “Muslim training camps” have simmered on the far right for years, especially since the rise of the Islamic State. World Net Daily and Judicial Watch — the latter an advocacy group that has successfully sued for records from Hillary Clinton’s tenure at the State Department — have publishedstories that allege FBI knowledge of dozens of camps, many across the deep South. Trump is not the first Republican candidate to be asked about the reports, though his response — that they may be worth looking into — is unique.
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