Trump says not 'morally obligated' to defend Obama

US Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks with reporters during a Tea Party rally against the international nuclear agreement with Iran outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, September 9, 2015Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Saturday he was not morally obligated to defend Barack Obama after he let pass unchallenged a questioner’s assertion that the US leader is a Muslim. In a rapid-fire series of tweets, the billionaire real estate mogul responded to a barrage of criticism of his handling of the incident, which came from Democrats and one fellow Republican candidate, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Trump, who helped fuel a “birther” movement in 2011 by repeatedly demanding Obama prove he wasn’t born in Kenya, appeared to encourage a man at a campaign stop in New Hampshire Thursday after he made the incorrect assertion about Obama’s faith.

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