What Are Donald Trump’s Moral Obligations?
by Bob Schwartz
Donald Trump has indirectly raised an interesting question: What exactly are his moral obligations?
Trump’s failure to correct a supporter’s mistaken and vituperative views about President Obama have been at the center of a controversy.
After a few attempts to answer criticism, Trump tried again today:
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.
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.
Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don’t think so!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2015
Now that we know one of the things that is not Trump’s moral obligation, it begs the question: What does he consider his moral obligations to be?
I wish and hope that somebody—maybe a member of the press—would ask him.