Presidential hopeful Mr. Donald Trump registered a total fail at his recent Town Hall meeting in Rochester, N.H.
His first questioner asserted that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States, that the President is Muslim, and that Muslims have "training camps" (for what?) in the United States.
If Mr. Trump is a "Statesman" ( as the Sarasota County FL Republican Club has twice asserted) he would have replied in words such as these.
1, "It is beyond doubt that the President was born on the U.S.A. His birth certificate makes this clear".
2. "Our President is a baptised Christian".
3. "If you have information about Muslim Training Camps which are a potential threat to national security, please report them to the F.B.I."
Instead Mr. Trump evaded the questioner by saying that "we are going to be looking at that and plenty of other things."
Thus Mr. Donald Trump pandered to the the all-American tradition of Nativists, "Know Nothings"; Anti-Catholics; Anti-Semites, and Anti-Immigrants.
This all-American tradition is deeply embedded in our D.N.A
Lest you should be tempted to not believe ( and in some cases discount) my words, because I am proud Liberal, please read the following from Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. (Taken from NBC)
"Trump remains under fire for his response to a questioner at a town hall on Thursday night, who suggested to Trump that President Barack Obama is Muslim and was not born in the United States. The man also complained of Muslim "training camps" and asked "When can we get rid of them?"
Trump told the man "we are going to be looking at that and plenty of other things." Trump's campaign clarified after that "that" meant the training camps, but many, including Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, attacked Trump for not standing up to the premise of the man's question.
"You had a chance here to show who you were," Graham told NBC's Andrea Mitchell. "You have to push back. We are trying to be the leader of a nation here."