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)