Donald Trump stirred up more controversy on Friday when a video of an unnamed supporter asking him when he’ll “get rid” of Muslims in the country went viral.
“We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims,” the unidentified rally-goer stated. “You know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American.”
“We need this question. This is the first question.” Donald Trump interjected.
“Anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us,” the man,went on to say.”That’s my question: When can we get rid of them?”
Trump, likely sensing the quagmire he had just snuck himself into, took a moment to answer.
“We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things. You know, a lot of people are saying that and a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening,” Trump said, in his best and most vague answer to any question yet. “We’re going to be looking at that and many other things.”
The real problem with Trump’s response however, isn’t its vagueness, rather its the answers lack of corrections and aminishment that are the real problems. Trump did not correct the questioner about his claims that Obama is a Muslim, nor did he admonish the questionor for his racist remarks.
Hillary Clinton spoke out via Twitter against Trump’s fumble:
Donald Trump not denouncing false statements about POTUS & hateful rhetoric about Muslims is disturbing, & just plain wrong. Cut it out. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 18, 2015
Trump’s campaign however has remained quiet about the incident.
Watch a video of the incident below:
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