Donald Trump defends not challenging anti-Muslim comments

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Donald Trump has an explanation for why he let a man at one of his town halls make highly inflammatory comments about Muslims and President Obama: it's all about free speech, people!

The man, who was in attendance at a Trump event in New Hampshire, said the following to Trump:

"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…we have training camps brewing where they want to kill us. That's my question, when can we get rid of it?"


"We're going to be looking into a lot of different things," Trump replied. "A lot of people are saying that. And a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening out there. We're going to be looking into that and plenty of other things."

Shockingly, some people took issue with Trump's response, and suggested that perhaps he could have rebutted the notion that Muslims are a "problem" in the United States, or could have corrected the man's false comments about Obama.

On Saturday morning, Trump hit back at his critics using his favorite method, Twitter. He had two main points: first, that he wasn't interested in defending President Obama about anything, and second, that he had to accept the comments because that's what the First Amendment is all about:


In Trump's defense, he has a very consistent track record of not challenging people when they say things he disagrees with. That's Donald! He always keeps his cool and lets the dialogue flow in a respectful manner.