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By Eugene Scott, CNN
Saturday, September 19, 2015 | Updated 12:01 PM ET,

  • Trump did not dispute the man’s claims made at a town hall event this week
  • “Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don’t think so!” he tweeted

Washington (CNN) — Donald Trump on Saturday said it is not his job to correct supporters’ claims about the President, defending his decision not to take issue with a man who disparaged Muslims and said President Barack Obama is not an American.

But Trump did not dispute the man’s allegations made at a town hall event this week, and added that if someone criticized him to Obama, there would be “no chance” the President would come to his defense.

“Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don’t think so!” he tweeted Saturday morning.

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