Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was told by a voter in Rochester, New Hampshire, tonight that President Obama is a Muslim and not an American, which the GOP front runner did not deny (video below).
"We have a problem in this country, it's called Muslims,” the voter stated. “We know our current president is one. You know, he’s not even an American.”
“We need this question?" Trump joked, notes CNN. "This is the first question."
“But anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us," the voter continued. "That’s my question, when can we get rid of them?”
Trump replied: "We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things, and 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 plenty of other things."
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted in response: "Donald Trump not denouncing false statements about POTUS & hateful rhetoric about Muslims is disturbing, & just plain wrong. Cut it out. -H."
Later, Robert Costa, a political reporter with The Washington Post tweeted, "Trump stmt to WaPo: 'The media wants to make this issue about Obama. The bigger issue is that Obama is waging a war against Christians...'"
Costa also tweeted: "More Trump: '... Christians need support in this country. Their religious liberty is at stake.'"
Corey Lewandowski, Trump's campaign manager, told CNN that Trump never heard the part about Obama being a Muslim, despite the fact that Trump clearly responded to that part with: “We need this question? This is the first question.”
"All he heard was a question about training camps, which he said we have to look into," Lewandowski claimed. "The media want to make this an issue about Obama, but it's about him waging a war on Christianity."
Lewandowski provided no evidence that Obama is waging a "war on Christianity," nor did the voter ever mention a "war on Christianity."