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Donald Trump doesn't correct supporter who says Obama is Muslim

During a town hall event in New Hampshire Thursday, Donald Trump did not correct a supporter's claim that President Obama is a Muslim, and refused to answer questions from reporters about the statement after the event.

The first question the Republican presidential candidate received during the town hall was from a man who said he was from White Plains. "We have a problem in this country. It's called Muslims," the unidentified man said. "We know our current president is one. You know he's not even an American. But anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us. That's my question: When can we get rid of them?"

"We're looking into a lot of different things," Trump responded. "You know, a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening. We're going to be looking at that and many other things." After the event, Trump — who has been one of the loudest voices questioning Obama's birthplace — did not respond to reporters who asked him why he didn't refute the man's claim. Obama has spoken candidly about being a Christian, as well as being born in Hawaii. Catherine Garcia