I don’t mean the election …
Donald Trump was in Rochester, New Hampshire, for a Town Hall gathering, and if you didn’t catch it, the very first question/statement was:
“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?”(Fox News)
Okay, I’m sorry, was Donald Trump “punked,” or was this a legitimate question? My first thought was that this was a plant, a set up, to make Donald Trump look bad. Maybe I’m skeptical, but who acts like that in public? I question how someone manages to get themselves inside a televised event, and then become the first questioner, and it’s about Obama not being American? Something smells rotten in Denmark.
Then, the firestorm comes from all sides, and everyone has an opinion. Why didn’t Mr. Trump defend Obama? It immediately became the politically correct thing to do, to disparage Trump and his response.
I think his response was as good as it could be under the circumstance. He didn’t acknowledge all the idiotic statements, and his answer was broad and non-specific, almost nonsensical, obviously caught off guard.
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.”
Let’s face it, not one politician would expect a question like that, not in this day and age. If he shut this person down, he would have been the bully, again.
I think Trump is handling it well. Trump stating he was “in trouble all over the place,” for not speaking out, was pretty clever and true (and funny). Perfect Trump response. He’s the epitome of “what you see is what you get,” no pretense.
The Democrats pounce. It’s expected. They are the opposition, just looking for their opponent to screw up, but a politician is a politician, and even the Republicans can’t resist an easy target. Along comes Chris Christie:
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. (Fox News)
- Obligation: an act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment. (Google)
Is Donald Trump obligated to correct everyone who is not politically correct? Of course not, if that’s the case, where are all the politicians when Donald Trump is being made fun of, his hair for instance? Crickets …
It’s much ado about nothing.
He’s still leading in the polls. The citizens relate to him, that’s undeniable. He appears as a real person, not a polished politician, and we like it.
So, it would seem that Donald Trump can’t win, no matter what he does … Or can he?
Lisa Ferrari is a lifelong New Englander who drives a Subaru, not a Ferrari. She is originally from Somerville, MA, a great city just on the outskirts of the big little city of Boston, MA. Lisa loves the East Coast and now resides in the “Live Free or Die” state of New Hampshire. A horse enthusiast, dog lover, and loyal Patriots fan, Lisa works for a car dealership to pay the bills, and writes whenever she has a spare moment.