From our To Know Trump desk
Amazingly, both Boston dailies missed the biggest Donald Trump news du jour yesterday.
First the story, via CNN.
Trump doesn’t challenge anti-Muslim questioner at event
Washington (CNN)Donald Trump came under fire Friday morning for his handling of a question at a town hall about when the U.S. can “get rid” of Muslims, for failing to take issue with that premise and an assertion that President Barack Obama is Muslim.
Trump, who has shaken off several high-profile controversies that would have ended other presidential campaigns, faced an immediate backlash from advocacy groups, and members of his own party distanced themselves from the GOP front-runner. The incident recalls Trump’s 2011 quest to challenge Obama on where he was born, which ended with Obama releasing his long-form birth certificate. It also follows a debate performance Wednesday that garnered mixed reviews for the billionaire businessman.
“We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims,” an unidentified man who spoke at a question-and-answer town hall event in Rochester, New Hampshire asked the mogul at a rally Thursday night. “You know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American.”
A seemingly bewildered Trump interrupted the man, chuckling, “We need this question. This is the first question.”
Clueless Boston Globe piece:
No mention of Trump’s Muslim moment.
Clueless Boston Herald piece:
Trump slams Carly Fiorina’s business track record
ROCHESTER, N.H. — Republican front-runner Donald Trump predicted that Carly Fiorina’s track record at both Hewlett-Packard and Lucent Technologies will eventually derail her White House hopes, during a town hall meeting here last night — signaling with repeated broadsides that the surging former executive might now pose his biggest threat.
“With Carly, she did a terrible job at Lucent,” Trump said. “She did a terrible, terrible, terrible job at Hewlett-Packard. Terrible job. Stories have been written that are legendary. … People are going to have to read this. I just don’t see how she can get over that hurdle.
“And then everyone says she made a good speech,” Trump added of Fiorina’s performance at Wednesday night’s GOP showdown. “I don’t get it. I don’t get it. I don’t get it. But at some point, people are going to see, and I think it’s going to be a pretty big roadblock for her.”
He doesn’t get it? No kidding.
Then again, the Herald didn’t get it either. It also had no menton of Trump’s Muslim moment.
So . . . today – catch up?
The stately local broadsheet offers up this Associated Press piece.
Crosstown, the feisty local tabloid at least has its own piece by Chris Cassidy.
Hillary slams Trump for allowing ‘hateful’ rhetoric
PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Hillary Clinton blasted billionaire real-estate mogul Donald Trump and tried to strike a more personal tone while rallying local Democrats last night, attempting to jump-start her stalled campaign as she is set to appear at the state’s party convention today.
Clinton slammed Trump yesterday for failing to refute a town-hall attendee’s assertion on Thursday night that President Obama is “not even an American” and that Muslims are “a problem in this country.”
(To be fair graf goes here)
To be fair, the Globe does have this piece up on its website.
Day late, dolor short.