Donald Trump was criticized Thursday evening for not forcefully denouncing a man at a New Hampshire town hall rally who said muslims are a "problem" and accused President Barack Obama of being one.
Trump opened the floor up to questions after delivering a few short remarks in Rochester.
"We have a problem in this country and it's called muslims. We know our current president is one. You know he's not even an American, birth certificate man!" the man said, referencing Trump's former efforts to get Obama to release his birth certificate.
"This is the first question?" Trump jokingly asked the crowd.
"But anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us. That's my question. When can we get rid of them?" the man asked.
"We are going to be looking at a lot of different things. And, you know, people are saying that. And a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening out there. We are going to be looking at that and plenty of other things," Trump responded.
After the encounter, Trump — who is known for his brash demeanor — was criticized for not forcefully correcting the man.
Man at Trump town hall in New Hampshire says Obama is not an American. Trump does not correct him.— Teddy Schleifer (@Teddy Schleifer)1442532048.0
Q. asked at Trump rally. Trump did not correct on President 'We're going to be looking at that,' he said re: Muslims https://t.co/WzQ3VXgDHp— Aisha Sultan (@Aisha Sultan)1442533550.0
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