That’s how you encourage hatred, Donald


Donald Trump was handed a gold-braided chance last night to declare once and for all that President Barack Obama is as American as he is.

He didn’t. Instead, Trump — who was fielding questions at a so-called “town hall” meeting in New Hampshire — chose to allow a questioner to level a hateful attack on the president … and on Muslims.

Think, then, about this man — Trump — becoming president of the United States.

He fluffed the question not because of some careless inattention, but — I happen to believe — he actually believes the nonsense that continues to fly around out there, that the president really isn’t “one of us.”

This is just one more in a lengthening list of disgraces that Donald Trump has brought to the Republican Party primary presidential campaign.

The exchange went like this:

“We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims,” the man began. “We know our current president is one.”

“Right,” Trump said.

“You know, he’s not even an American. Birth certificate, man,” the man continued.

Trump laughed and said, “We need this question?”

Then came the clincher:

The man in the audience said: “But anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us. That’s my question: When can we get rid of them?”

Trump’s hideous answer? “We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things,” Trump responded. “And you know, a lot of people are saying that, and a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening out there. We’re going to be looking at that and plenty of other things.”

Looking at what? Finding ways to get rid of Muslims? Is this entertainer/politician considering ways to rid the nation of millions of American citizens who happen to belief in a faith other than Christianity?

What the … ?

Sen. John McCain, while running for president in 2008 against then-Sen. Obama, got the same kind of question during a town hall. His response was to shut the questioner down and declare flat out that his opponent is a “patriotic American” and a fine public servant.

Donald Trump has disgraced himself yet again.