We got a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims. We know our current president is one. We know he’s not even an American. (Trump: We need the question.) But anyway. We have training camps brewing where they want to kill us. That’s my question. When can we get rid of them?
Trump didn’t directly address what the man said about the president — nor did he correct him — and replied:
We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things. A lot of people are saying that. A lot of people are saying that bad things are happening out there. We’re going to be looking into that and plenty of other things.
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton denounced Trump’s lack of action:
Trump may be the most prominent voice of the “birther” movement. During the 2012 election cycle, Trump — already mulling a presidential run — expressed his skepticism about whether the president was a U.S. citizen and called for Obama to show his birth certificate. After the president released his long-form birth certificate, , saying he was “really honored” and “proud” to do something that nobody else could do.” He also went on to say that they needed to see if it was authentic.
In a , when asked whether the president was born in the U.S., he said, “I don’t know. I really don’t know. I don’t know why he wouldn’t release his records, but honestly, I don’t want to get into it.”