Backlash For Trump Not Correcting Man Who Said Obama’s A Muslim


Michael Opelka

Recently, Donald Trump received backlash for not correcting a questioner at a town hall meeting who said President Obama is a Muslim and born outside the U.S.

The questioner, who has not been identified, said, “We have a problem in this country, it’s called Muslims.” He then said Obama was Muslim and asked how Trump intended to “get rid of” Muslim “training camps.”

Trump responded, “We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things.”

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While many Republican candidates have stayed quiet about Trump’s most recent controversy, Chris Christie weighed in to say he would have handled the situation differently, according to Time magazine.

“I would just tell you that if somebody at one of my town hall meetings said something like that, I would correct them and say, now, the president’s a Christian and he was born in this country,” Christie said on NBC’s TODAY show Friday. “Those two things are self-evident.”

Republican candidate Senator Lindsey Graham also responded to Trump’s non-answer.

“Give me a break,” the South Carolina senator and Republican presidential candidate said in an interview on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports. “You had a chance here to show who you were.”

“At the end of the day, this is a defining moment for Mr. Trump,” said Graham. “The man in that audience needs to be put in his place by the person answering the question.”

(Updated report)

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9 thoughts on “Backlash For Trump Not Correcting Man Who Said Obama’s A Muslim

      1. I would. You – since you are white – could tell me you’re Christian and I wouldn’t doubt you.

        I’ll admit, I wasn’t a very faithful Presbyterian. We went on the big holydays, etc., but not every Sunday.

  1. What if I were a devout radical Muslim on a mission to do harm to America and I told everybody I was a Christian in order to gain trust or to achieve some advantage for my planned mayhem —- what then? Is it possible that the terrorists have never considered this kind of deception? I ask you again, “Does the mere profession of being a Christian hold any water or should people who profess to be Christians sometimes be required to offer some kind of proof other than their word?

    1. I just don’t think it’s as drastic as some people believe it to be.

      For example, last year, certain Congressmen claimed that ISIS was coming across the Mexican border. Some even speculated that they were coming across the Mexican border to spread Ebola.

      None of that was true. It didn’t materialize – no videos of it, no names, no one caught or captured…

      1. Some people think there may already be 3,000 of them inside the U.S.A.

        Officials revealed this week that the Islamic terror group has a foothold in all 50 states as it continues to target disaffected Americans through its torrent of online propaganda and slick videos of barbaric beheadings and mutilations.

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3146508/Bad-b-s-accused-plotting-Boston-bombing-murdered-cops-funeral-gang-planning-New-York-attacks-Minnesota-Martyrs-25-ISIS-Americans-arrested-year-alone.html

      2. Thanks for the link to the Daily Mail. I generally trust British newspapers more than those in the U.S.

        I don’t think the danger of terrorism should be ignored or minimized, but it just doesn’t seem so large in comparison to other issues.

        40,000 Americans die per year in car crashes, 30,000 from guns (suicide and homicide), and a whopping 610,000 Americans die each year from heart disease (heart attacks, etc.)

        How many Americans die every year from Islamic terrorism?

        Marco Rubio said this:
        http://news.yahoo.com/marco-rubio-calls-obama-faith-citizenship-questions-waste-163022538–abc-news-topstories.html

      3. I think the point is not “How many Americans die every year from Radical Islamic terrorism” but I think the point is “How many Americans will die from Radical Islamic terrorism if we don’t act to put a lid on it before it spreads. Thanks for your comment.

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