I’m just going to post this here.
Speaking at a campaign rally in New Hampshire, Trump told the crowd he’d field their toughest questions.
“Make them vicious, violent, terrible questions,” Trump said.
The first man stood and declared:
“We have a problem in this country, it’s called Muslims. We know our current president is one — you know he’s not even an American. But anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us. That’s my question, when can we get rid of them?”
You want the worst? You got it. These are the most “terrible questions” so far brought to the attention of the Republican contenders.
1.) Muslims are a problem in this country.
2.) The president is one of them.
3.) The president is not an American.
4.) Muslims are being trained to kill us.
5.) When can we get rid of them?
Donald could have responded in his best Jordan Peele. “You sir are a raging psychopath, don’t let this town take that away from you.” But that’s not how his campaign works.
Trump responded: “We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things, a lot of people are saying bad things are happening, we’re going to be looking at that and plenty of other things.”
Donald responded instead in his best Donald Trump. “You sir are a sensible man, my administration will address your concerns.” This fake humility is not as charming as it once was.
A second man stood and made the same claim.
“I applaud the gentleman who stood and said Obama is a Muslim born abroad and about the military camps, everyone knows that,” he said.
“Right,” Trump responded, before quickly moving to the next questioner.
This is not the most decent-honorable way to run a presidential campaign.
As recently as July, Trump has said he doesn’t know where the president was born. “I don’t know. I really don’t know,” he told CNN. “I don’t know why he wouldn’t release his records.”
Trump on Thursday also fielded a question from a conspiracy theorist who told him that there is a “new holocaust” in New Hampshire and that people are being loaded into boxcars and beheaded by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
“I just wanted you to know that,” the woman said. Trump moved on without addressing the woman’s claim.
This is douchey race-skeezing of the lowest order.
Flak-monger number one:
“All he heard was a question about training camps, which he said we have to look into. The media want to make this an issue about Obama, but it’s about him waging a war on Christianity.”
Flak-monger number two:
“There’s a lot of feelings about a lot of things in the country right now, with a lot of the immigrants that are coming into the country. Now is it about the Muslims? I think really it’s about what’s going on in this country at this point and time…Why don’t we get off of this subject already, you know?”
Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don't think so!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2015