Trump Fires Back At Critics After Muslim Firestorm

More than a day after Donald Trump raised a firestorm over his response to a reporters question he has fired back at his critics on Twitter.

Letting his supporters defend him on television and radio for most of the day Friday, Trump took matters into his own hands on Twitter saying there would be no controversy if Obama said something similar about him and that Christians need support in a conflict against their religious liberty.

“Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don’t think so!” Trump tweeted Saturday morning.

He continued by saying it was the first time he has stirred up a commotion for not saying something, referring to his headline-grabbing comments about Arizona Sen. John McCain, President Barack Obama and other people and issues in the past. He also questioned whether Obama himself would defend the billionaire businessman and current Republican presidential frontrunner.

“If someone made a nasty or controversial statement about met to the president, do you really think he would come to my rescue? No chance!” he tweeted.

The controversy stems from a Thursday evening rally in Rochester, New Hampshire, when a supporter asked a question to the real estate mogul about Muslims in the nation.

“We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims. We know our current president is one,” the questioner began. “You know he’s not even an American.”

Trump joked at this that this was the first question of the evening.

“But anyway,” the questioner continued, “we have training camps brewing where they want to kill us. That’s my question, when can we get rid of ’em?”

“We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things,” Trump replied. “A lot of people are saying that, and you know, a lot of people are saying bad things are happening out there. We’re going to be looking at that and plenty of other things.”

It is unsure if Trump fully understood the question meant Muslim training camps in America or if he though the questioner was asking about ISIS training camps in the Middle East. His defenders were on national television saying Trump meant the latter while some pundits thought he knew the question was about the former.

It didn’t matter come Saturday, though, when Trump fired back at the media and his critics who had been attacking him for not defending the president or correcting the questioner.

“If I would have challenged the man, the media would have accused me of interfering with that man’s right of free speech. A no win (sic) situation!” he tweeted.

The frontrunner has been attacked by Democrats and some Republicans by his actions during and after the question, comparing it to when McCain stopped a lady from accusing Obama of being a Muslim during his 2008 campaign.

“If somebody at one of my town hall meetings said that, I would correct them and I would say, ‘The President’s a Christian and he was born in this country. Those two things are self-evident,'” said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on NBC’s Today show. “I’ll tell you what I would do, and I wouldn’t have permitted that if someone brought that up at a town hall meeting of mine; I would have said, ‘No, listen. Before we answer, let’s clear some things up for the rest of the audience.’ And I think you have an obligation as a leader to do that.”

These remarks did not deter Trump from framing the problem as an attack on Christianity in the United States, saying that it was further proof that religious liberty was in danger.


2 Comments on "Trump Fires Back At Critics After Muslim Firestorm"

  1. you did the right thing, it would have started a firestorm…..GO TRUMP GO ………2016

  2. I think Donald Trump is right about the way he answered the question about the Muslim having camps and he was right on the media either way he answered the media would tear him up.Most of the media has been down on him for along time Fox and CNN have done nothing but try to bring him down.I wasn’t for him to begin with but the more I hear the more I lean toward voting for him.On the debate with Fox they just wanted to nit pick it wasn’t a debate it was a revenge for Kelly and the same with CNN they wanted a fight and a loss of tempers.It was the worse in all my years of watching a debate

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