ROCHESTER, NH -- My, my – how quickly the tides can turn.
It’s been a rough couple of days for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Yeah, the front runner has been run into the ground this week, and no, we’re not talking about the beating he endured during Wednesday night’s debate.
"Mr. Trump, we don't need an apprentice in the White House. We don't need an apprentice in the White House. We have one right now,”Gov. Scott Walker, R-Presidential Candidate jabbed.
Well, the latest controversy trumps that. Donald is on the defensive for comments made during his rally in New Hampshire, just one day after the debate.
A man attending Trump's rally in Rochester said, " We have a problem in this country, it's called Muslims, we know our current President is one, you know he's not even American."
To which Trump responded, "We need this question, this question," as he laughed.
The man continued: "Anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us that's my question when can we get rid of them?"
Trumps response? "We're going to be looking at a lot of different things, you know a lot of people are saying that and a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening we're going to be looking at that and many other things.”
Democrats and Republicans alike are taking Trump to task for not defending President Obama. The President is Christian, not Muslim; and he is American.
"It's very inappropriate to let that go," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-Presidential Candidate told MSNBC. "I think you need to look the guy in the eye and say listen, I don't agree with you, I don't appreciate what you said, this is not the way I'm going to campaign."
"Don't be distracted by the flamboyant front-runner, trying to bully and buy his way into the presidency," Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton said at her rally.
"His latest outrage, the way he handled the question about President Obama, was shocking but not surprising. He has been trafficking in prejudice and paranoia throughout this campaign."
Now, Trump is on a tirade; he’s been on a Twitter rant, posting he’s not morally obligated to defend the President, adding if he had challenged the man, then he would’ve been accused of interfering with his right to free speech.
The sticky situation quickly led to speculation after Trump suddenly scrapped an appearance in South Carolina on Friday.
Looks like his new found problem is also playing out in the polls. A Voter Gravity Poll released on Friday shows Trump’s opponent, Carly Fiorina, is leading the GOP field in New Hampshire with 22%. That’s a four-point advantage over Trump.
And to think, his week started so strong with a rally in Big D.