Clinton ‘appalled’ by Muslim comment at Trump campaign event
Durham, N.H. — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says she was “appalled” that Republican rival Donald Trump declined to correct a questioner at a town hall meeting who incorrectly claimed President Barack Obama is Muslim.
Clinton tells reporters following the town hall at the University of New Hampshire that Trump and anyone seeking the White House should “start behaving like a president, to show respect and to stand up for truth.”
She says Trump “knew or he should have known” what the man was asking was “way out of bounds” and also untrue. She says Trump should have repudiated the comments.
Trump did not dispute the man’s comments and said he had heard others raise the issue previously.
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