Donald Trump held a rally in New Hampshire the other day and was confronted with a comment/question:
“We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims,” an unidentified man who spoke at a question-and-answer town hall event in Rochester, New Hampshire asked the mogul at a rally Thursday night. “You know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American.”
Faster than spit the news media lashed out at Trump
CNN: Trump doesn’t challenge anti-Muslim questioner at event
NY Daily News: Donald Trump silent on accusation that Barack Obama is Muslim at New Hampshire rally
Guardian flat out lies: Donald Trump fails to correct questioner who calls Obama Muslim
The Guardian then writes:
Republican presidential contender says ‘we’re going to look at that’ after man at New Hampshire rally asks anti-Muslim question
Which suggests that Trump was planning to “look” at whether Obama was an American or not and it’s false. Trump was referring to the possible existence of Islamic Jihadi training camps in the US. But why let the truth affect the click bait?
WaPo goes off the rails: A Trump questioner called Obama a Muslim. Many (maybe even most) Trump backers agree.
This opened the floodgates for the rest of the candidate field to pile on.
Most amusing of the tut tutters was Hillary Clinton, who feigned terrible indignation that someone would do what she did in 2008.
But never mind that for the moment.
Never mind the pass that Obama for his “God Damn America” pastor of twenty years.
Never mind that for now.
Never mind Obama hanging out with the New Black Panthers.
Never mind that for now.
Never mind that the media did not shame Obama into disavowing them.
What I want to know is who was this guy asking the question?
It was a pretty ballsy question. Too ballsy.
IMO the guy was a plant and he achieved what he wanted. He stuck the media herd with a cattle prod and off they ran, thinking not for one second about the obvious. Anyone who’s followed this blog knows I don’t much care for Trump but this is a crap move.
Who was that guy? Someone’s got to know. When and if we do find out there will be another really interesting story there.
Almost forgot: I cannot remember exactly when but recently Trump did remind everyone that he was the one who forced Obama to produce his long form birth certificate.
So what is everyone really bent about?
That Trump wouldn’t play Robin Hood to Obama’s maid Marian and defend her honor.