*For once it’s what Donald Trump‘s big mouth didn’t say that’s got him in hot water.
Thursday night at a town hall meeting in front of over 3000 fans of the Republican presidential front-runner declined to correct the first questioner of the night who said President Obama was a Muslim and not a U.S. citizen.
“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,” the man in the audience said. “We have training camps growing when they want to kill us. My question: When can we get rid of them?”
Trump, who of course was at the forefront of birther movement which questioned whether President Obama is a US citizen, did not correct the man about Obama’s faith. Obama has repeatedly and shown that he is a Christian.
“We are going to be looking at a lot of different things,” was Trump’s response. He also added this: “And a lot of people are saying that and a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening out there. We are going to be looking at that and plenty of other things.”
When NBC News for clarification after the event, Trump’s campaign said he interpreted the man to be asking about getting rid of the alleged “training camps,” not Muslims.
“Mr. Trump was referring to the need to protect Christians religious liberties as his previous statement says and nothing more,” Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told NBC.
“To be clear, Mr. Trump’s response to the question regarding training camps in this country was, ‘We will look into it,” he said.