Appearing on Meet the Press, retired neurosurgeon and GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said that the faith of a potential president of the U.S. matters and that he couldn’t see having a Muslim president.
Referring to GOP front runner Donald Trump’s town hall confrontation with an anti-Muslim bigot, host Chuck Todd asked Carson, “Should a president’s faith matter?”
“I guess it depends on what that faith is,” Carson replied. “If it is inconsistent with the values and principles of America, then of course it should matter.”
“Do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?” Todd pressed.
“No, I do not,” Carson quickly replied. “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not.”
Carson did allow that he would consider voting for a Muslim for Congress, calling it “A different story.”
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(H/T Heather at Crooks & Liars)
Nicolle Wallace blasts Trump’s fake ‘manliness’ for refusing to protect his key supporters
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace blasted President Donald Trump for not caring about his staff much less "his own godd*mn supporters."
Speaking with conservative Charlie Sykes and Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, Wallace showed a new Lincoln Project ad with Sam Elliott about fathers and sons and what it means to be a "man of family and faith."
"Above all they taught us to own up to it when we did something wrong," the ad says before showing a video of Trump saying he doesn't accept responsibility for the failures of the coronavirus.
Fox News host interrupts Trump adviser for attacking Kristen Welker: ‘She’s a reporter, not an activist’
Fox News host Bill Hemmer on Thursday called out Trump campaign adviser Mercedes Schlapp after she labeled NBC correspondent Kristen Welker as an "activist."
Just hours before the final presidential debate of 2020, Hemmer asked Schlapp if President Donald Trump's strategy is to attack Welker, who is scheduled to moderate the event.
"We'll see what happens," Schlapp replied. "But we know about the moderator. She's a bit of an activist and we want a fair debate."
Hemmer interrupted: "Sorry, she's a reporter. She's not an activist."
"Well, she worked for NBC and she worked for MSNBC, which I would say is not necessarily fair and balanced," Schlapp replied.
Veteran reporter Connie Chung recalls her Trump interview that left him stammering
In a CNN interview Thursday, veteran reporter Connie Chung appeared to recall her experience trying to interview Donald Trump long before he even tried to run for public office.
Speaking to host Brianna Keilar, Chung recalled when she was at celebrity golf tournaments with her husband and Trump would say hello to him but pretend that she wasn't even there.
Trump went after Chung with his signature "she's a disaster" language in the 1990s after their interview for her show "Face to Face With Connie Chung," which ran on CBS before she began anchoring the CBS Evening News on Sunday.