Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump kicked off a campaign rally on Thursday in true Trump fashion with his notorious bigotry. His response (or lack thereof) to a supporter’s Islamophobic rant has spurred criticism for not correcting the bigot on his anti-Muslim accusations. Yet thankfully one of Trump’s supporters had the right reaction to the ignorant extremism.
Trump called on a supporter during a town hall meeting in Rochester, New Hampshire to ask the first question which turned out to be more of a racist tirade.
“We have a problem in this country. It's called Muslims. We know our current president is one. You know he's not even an American,” the man said.
Trump interrupted the man saying, “We need this question. This is the first question,” — a clear implication to his birther movement days.
“We have training camps growing where they want to kill us,” the man continued. “That’s my question, when can we get rid of them?”
Instead of challenging the zealot, Trump simply shrugged off the comment with a scattered reply.
“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,” Trump responded. “We're going to be looking at that and many other things."
But surprisingly one crowd member responded perfectly to the prejudice, shaking his head and visibly mouthing “wow” at the end of the supporter’s “question.” The man’s friend, seated on his right, looked paralyzed with shock as his mouth was frozen into place by the sheer racism of the Trump supporter.
These Trump supporters give a smidgen of hope that maybe not all Republicans are blatant racists.