The White House also responded to Trump’s refusal to correct a supporter who stated at a Trump event on Thursday night that President Barack Obama himself is a Muslim.
Trump’s latest controversy began on Thursday at a Rochester, New Hampshire, event when he called a man in the audience member who said: “We have a problem in this country”. A man told Trump that Muslims were a “problem in this country” and that the president was not an American.
Trump has been a prominent proponent of the theory that the president was not born in the United States, and as of July, has not changed his position. I don’t know if we have to address it right now.
The man went on to ask Trump: “But anyway, we have training camps brewing where they want to kill us”. That’s my question, when can we get rid of ’em?
The question about faith was in response to another controversy surrounding Donald Trump. “No chance!” he said. “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”. “Am I morally obligated to defend the president each one time somebody says something offensive or arguable about him?”
The Ohio governor John Kasich, another White House hopeful, was asked on NBC if he would have a problem with a Muslim president.
His final tweet on the matter said, “Christians need support in our country (and around the world), their religious liberty is at stake!”
“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that”, he said.
Trump has challenged Obama’s faith and citizenry for years.
And 21 minutes later, Trump came up with a new explanation: He couldn’t say anything because doing so would have meant hurting his supporter’s freedom of speech.
“Is anybody really surprised this happened at a Donald Trump rally?” In that exchange, McCain corrected the woman and stated that Obama was a Christian and a “decent” family man. Trump’s failure to correct the young man’s allegations is seen by many as a silent confirmation by Trump that Obama is a Muslim.
A new poll by CNN on Sunday found that while Trump was still the Republican frontrunner with 24% of support, he had suffered an eight-point decline from earlier in September.