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Scott Pelley Rebukes Donald Trump For Letting Bigoted Comment Slide

"You let that pass," the CBS anchor told Trump. "And I wonder what that tells us about you."
"I love the Muslims," Donald Trump said after CBS anchor Scott Pelley asked why he didn't challenge a supporter's bigoted rem
"I love the Muslims," Donald Trump said after CBS anchor Scott Pelley asked why he didn't challenge a supporter's bigoted remark.

CBS's Scott Pelley recently called out Donald Trump for failing to counter a bigoted comment about Muslims at a recent campaign event.

During Tuesday's broadcast of "CBS Evening News," the anchor showed a clip from an upcoming "60 Minutes" interview in which he confronted the Republican presidential candidate for not challenging a supporter who said, "We have a problem in this country. It's called Muslims."

"You let that pass," Pelley told Trump. "And I wonder what that tells us about you."

The man's comments focused on President Barack Obama, Trump replied -- and he's not obligated to defend the president, because Obama wouldn't do the same for him.

But Pelley didn't buy the excuse. "Here you had a bigot that you could've slapped down," he said, and asked Trump whether the incident should have received a different response from a man running to be president. 

"I love the Muslims. I have many, many friends -- people living in this building, Muslims," Trump responded. They're phenomenal people." 

Watch the clip from CBS below. 

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