Donald Trump dismissively denigrated President Obama’s visit to a Baltimore-area mosque on Wednesday by saying, “maybe he feels comfortable there.”
Trump was making an appearance Wednesday on the Fox News program On the Record when host Greta Van Susteren asked the Republican presidential candidate about Obama’s visit to the mosque.
“I don’t have much thought. I think he can go to lots of places. I don’t know, maybe he feels comfortable there,” Trump replied.
“We have a lot of problems in this country, Greta. There are a lot of places he can go, and he chose a mosque. I saw that just a while ago. That’s his decision. That’s fine,” Trump said.
In a December, speech noting Obama does not use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism, Trump said “There’s something going on with him that we don’t know about.”
On Tuesday night, when was talking about Obama’s vacations, he mentioned him getting into Air Force One to celebrate Christmas “or whatever he celebrates” in Hawaii.
Trump’s most recent comments brought out readers who took both sides of the issue, as shown by these samples from commentary on Mediaite.
“… Obama no doubt felt comfortable visiting there, a place under surveillance by the FBI for terrorist possibilities. His administration has made such a wreck of the economy that he needs all the votes he can get. There are plenty of other places he could have gone to address real issues but he’s a politician after all, not a problem solver,” wrote Roy Thomas.
Some defended the president.
“How can such an insensitive and nonsensible idiot (Trump) be considered for president? It was a civil event with fellow civilized Americans, AND it was peaceful and successful. Obama’s message to Muslims who are under attack by American trouble-makers was reassuring, constructive and presidential. Something Trump, and other Republican candidates, are incapable of doing, apparently. Like sore-losers, Republicans first inclination is always to attack and criticize. There is no place for logic and reason,” wrote manofmystique.
Presidential candidate Marco Rubio also responded to the president’s visit, saying actions like these are divisive to the American people. “I’m tired of being divided against each other for political reasons like this president’s done,” Rubio said. “Always pitting people against each other. Always.”
He added, “Look at today – he gave a speech at a mosque,” Rubio continued. “Oh, you know, basically implying that America is discriminating against Muslims. Of course there’s going to be discrimination in America of every kind. But the bigger issue is radical Islam … [I]t’s this constant pitting people against each other – that I can’t stand that. It’s hurting our country badly.”
h/t: The Gateway Pundit