This has essentially been the top political story on all the cable networks for two days now, and has even been blamed for why Trump canceled an appearance yesterday.
After staying silent, today Trump decided to respond.
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
This is the first time in my life that I have caused controversy by NOT saying something.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2015
If someone made a nasty or controversial statement about me to the president, do you really think he would come to my rescue? No chance!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2015
Wow! What a child.If I would have challenged the man, the media would have accused me of interfering with that man's right of free speech. A no win situation!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2015
It should be noted that this is not a case where a politician was asked a question unrelated to their campaign, and then provided an unsatisfactory answer.
This man was echoing many of the same conspiracy theories that Trump himself was pushing three and four years ago.
This was a chance for Trump to demonstrate the maturity required by a Commander-in-Chief and "the Donald" failed miserably.
And this Twitter response just reinforces the fact that he responds to criticism like a middle school girl who just found out somebody is talking shit behind her back.