The media is presently attacking Donald Trump for remarks made by a voter, during a town hall discussion on Thursday night. His question and comments regarded the President’s faith and the ISIS training camps located in the United States.
“We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims,” an anonymous man who spoke at a question-and-answer town hall stated. “You know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American.”
With a surprised look on his face, Trump laughed and said, “We need this question. This is the first question.”
“Anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us; that’s my question: When can we get rid of them?”
Trump responded by stating that he would look into dismantling the ISIS training camps.
“We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things, Trump responded. “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 many other things.”
The mainstream media has been reporting that Donald Trump said that he wants to “get rid” of all Muslims living in America.
“Donald Trump came under fire Friday morning for his handling of a question at a town hall about when the U.S. can ‘get rid’ of Muslims, for failing to take issue with that premise and an assertion that President Barack Obama is Muslim.”
This is blatantly false and shows that CNN has absolutely no respect for the ethics of journalism. Trump was referring to ISIS terror cells and training camps located in the United States. Such camps have been confirmed to exist by the United States government.
On January 14, 2015, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly reported that there multiple active Muslim training camps located in the United States. On May 6, 2015, Fox News reported that ISIS claims to have terror cells in at least 15 states.
With regards to the comment made about Obama’s faith, the GOP establishment and mainstream media have expressed that Trump should have handled the situation like Sen. John McCain, when one of his supporters called Obama an “Arab” in 2008.
McCain ripped the microphone from the woman’s hands and responded, “No, ma’am: no ma’am. He’s a decent family man, citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues, and that’s what this campaign’s all about. He’s not.”
I personally find it quite humorous that they are advising Trump to pattern his campaign after an unsuccessful Presidential candidate. McCain belittled his own supporter, while propping up his opponent. Perhaps his failure at obtaining the Presidency was due to incidences like the one previously mentioned.
Eventually, Trump decided to personally respond to the criticism and released a statement on Twitter.
“Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him?” Trump asked. “I don’t think so!”
Trump is presently at first place in the polls for the GOP nomination with 29 percent.