When someone stood up and said Obama is “an Arab,” I expected then presidential candidate John McCain to take the mic away from that woman and correct her. McCain did, as he should, and received well deserved praise for his efforts. When a man stood up in Donald Trump rally and described Muslims as “a problem in this country” and then said, “you know the president is one,” I expected Donald Trump to correct the man. He didn’t, and got some well deserved criticisms for it.
Even Hillary Clinton slammed Donald Trump in a tweet, letting him know he should have corrected the man. “Donald Trump not denouncing false statements about POTUS & hateful rhetoric about Muslims is disturbing,” Hillary tweeted, “& just plain wrong. Cut it out. -H”
Donald Trump not denouncing false statements about POTUS & hateful rhetoric about Muslims is disturbing, & just plain wrong. Cut it out. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 18, 2015
But when a military veteran at an event in New Hampshire told Hillary Clinton that he wanted to “strangle” another presidential candidate, Republican Carly Fiorina, I expected Hillary Clinton to denounce the man and his statement. She didn’t. Instead, she laughed, telling the man, “I wouldn’t mess with you!”