Trump Reads His Muslim Flap Tweets to Cheers at Iowa Dinner
Donald Trump Saturday responded to the Muslim controversy and President Barack Obama by reading the five tweets he sent earlier in the day to cheering Christian evangelicals in Iowa before vowing to protect religious liberty should he win the White House next year.
"They wanted me to speak up in favor of the president," Trump explained to the 1,000 attendees to the Faith and Family Coalition's Fall Dinner in Des Moines before reading the Twitter messages. "Do you think he is going to speak up in favor of me? Why do I think he is not?"
Trump then read the first of the five tweets he sent early Saturday about the flap, which occurred Thursday at a campaign event in New Hampshire when a man said that he believed that Obama was Muslim: "Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don't think so!"