WATCH: Trump Doesn't Challenge Man Who Called Obama a Muslim
Donald Trump declined to correct a man who said that President Obama is a Muslim and "not even an American" during a town hall meeting in Rochester, N.H.
"We have a problem in this country. It's called Muslims," the questioner said to Trump. "We know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American."
The Trump supporter continued, "But 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, "We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things. And you know, 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 at that and plenty of other things."
Hillary Clinton took notice, writing on Twitter that Trump's "hateful rhetoric about Muslims is disturbing and just plain wrong."
"Cut it out," she wrote.
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
The Trump campaign fired back, claiming that Obama is "waging a war" against Christians in America.
“The media wants to make this issue about Obama,” Trump’s campaign said in a statement. “The bigger issue is that Obama is waging a war against Christians in this country. Christians need support in this country. Their religious liberty is at stake.”
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, asked about Trump's comments on NBC's "Today" show, said he believes Trump had "an obligation" to clearly correct the man's statement for the audience.
"If somebody said that at one of my town meetings, said something like that, I would correct them and say the president is a Christian and he was born in this country," said Christie.
Watch registered Republican voters react in the clip above.
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