Trump Doubles Down & Nails Media: Not ‘Morally Obligated’ to Defend Obama [Video]

Trump Doubles Down & Nails Media: Not ‘Morally Obligated’ to Defend Obama [Video]

The media and the Left are simply furious that Trump didn’t fall for their planted question. Trump is correct… he’s not morally obligated to defend Obama. That is for Obama to do. The people have already made up their minds on the subject one way or the other. The Leftists just can’t believe that Trump deftly stepped around a carefully laid trap. The first part of the trap was the birther issue. Trump didn’t bite – but if everyone will remember, it was Hillary who started that whole mess. Then onto Obama being a Muslim. Trump also didn’t take the bait on that issue. It’s not relevant. He handled the meat of the question by addressing radicalized Islmaist training camps here in the US. For not getting into a divisive back and forth over issues not at play, the media is roasting him. They are soooo desperate to take him down, they’ll even grasp at what he doesn’t say. Just incredible.

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From CNN Politics:

Donald Trump on Saturday said it is not his job to correct supporters’ claims about the President, defending his decision not to take issue with a man who disparaged Muslims and said President Barack Obama is not an American.

But Trump did not dispute the man’s allegations made at a town hall event this week, and added that if someone criticized him to Obama, there would be “no chance” the President would come to his defense.

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

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Seven minutes later, Trump suggested, “This is the first time in my life that I have caused controversy by NOT saying something.”

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He then followed up by saying Obama would not have defended him in the roles were reversed.

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

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Trump then said that if he had challenged the man, the media would have accused him of infringing on the man’s speech.

“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 situation!” he tweeted.

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He also slammed Obama for being “horrible” in protecting Christians’ religious liberty.

“Christians need support in our country (and around the world), their religious liberty is at stake! Obama has been horrible, I will be great”

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Trump’s response contrasts with John McCain’s now-famous exchange during a town hall in 2008, when he took the microphone away from and corrected a woman who called Obama “an Arab.”

“No ma’am,” McCain said. “He’s a decent family man citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues.”

The White House pointed out that difference in a sharp response on Friday.

“Is anyone really surprised that this happened at a Donald Trump rally?” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said during his daily briefing. “The people who hold these offensive views are part of Mr. Trump’s base. … It is too bad that he wasn’t able to summon the same kind of patriotism that we saw from Senator McCain, who responded much more effectively and directly when one of his supporters and one of his campaign events seven years ago raised the same kind of false claims.”


The controversy arose on Thursday, when an unidentified man asked Trump when the U.S. can “get rid” of Muslims, asserting that Obama was not an American and was a Muslim himself.

“We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims,” the man said at a question-and-answer town hall event in Rochester, New Hampshire. “You know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American.”

A seemingly bewildered Trump interrupted the man, chuckling, “We need this question. This is the first question.”

“Anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us,” the man, wearing a “Trump” T-shirt, continued. “That’s my question: When can we get rid of them?”

“We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things,” Trump replied. “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 real estate mogul did not correct the questioner about his claims about Obama before moving on to another audience member.

Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s campaign manager, said Thursday that the candidate did not hear the question about Obama being a Muslim.

“All he heard was a question about training camps, which he said we have to look into,” Lewandowski said. “The media want to make this an issue about Obama, but it’s about him waging a war on Christianity.”

Trump reiterated that claim in an interview with The New York Times published Friday, saying, “The bigger issue is that Obama is waging a war against Christians in this country.”

Republican presidential contenders have been split over the controversy.

Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz refused to criticize Trump or say whether they believe Obama is a Christian, instead slamming reporters for asking about the incident. Jindal said it wasn’t a candidate’s “role” to correct a questioner — but also said he would have pointed out the U.S.’s anti-discrimination values.

But Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush emphatically said they believe Obama was born in the U.S. and criticized Trump for not standing up to the questioner.

Once again, Trump turns the tables on the media and nails them by doubling down on what he said, or in this case, on what he didn’t say. No one defends Trump when outrageous things are said about him. He won’t pander and grovel like John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush. And notice that every one of the Republicans chastising Trump are RINO Progressives on the Right. Not only that, but they are expecting someone who has made his bones on not being politically correct to roll over and wet himself… to willingly destroy himself by walking into a trap. The Left may be that stupid, Trump is not. Trump would much rather address the persecution of Christians in America under Obama, but that’s not a worthy topic. The Donald offended the Marxist-in-Chief! Can’t have that, now can we? Good for Donald Trump – he doubled down again just as he should have and made them all look like the fools they are.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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