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GOP ex-candidate says ‘Ben Carson got it right’: Muslims ‘should drop out of America’

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E.W. Jackson, who ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor of Virginia, defended Ben Carson’s controversial remarks about Muslim political candidates.

Carson, the retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate, said Sunday that electing a Muslim president would not be consistent with the Constitution — which specifically prohibits a religious test for any public office.

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“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation, I absolutely would not,” Carson said during an appearance on “Meet the Press.”

Jackson, the gun-loving pastor and frequent Fox News guest, threw his support behind Carson and took his remarks a step further.

“Ben Carson got it right,” Jackson tweeted Monday morning. “America does not need a Muslim President. Muslims calling for Carson to drop out, should drop out of America.”

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Carson has been strongly criticized by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the Democratic presidential candidate, and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim congressman.

A spokesman for the GOP candidate defended his remarks, saying that Americans were probably too bigoted to elect a Muslim — and repeating Carson’s claim about Islam and constitutional values.

“He has great respect for the Muslim community, but there is a huge gulf between the faith and practice of the Muslim faith, and our Constitution and American values,” said campaign spokesman Doug Watts.

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Jackson agreed, saying “Islam is incompatible with the US Constitution,” and also defended GOP frontrunner Donald Trump for not correcting a supporter who claimed President Barack Obama was Muslim.

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Then Jackson indulged in some birther conspiracy-theorizing about Obama.

“Many Americans believe President is a Muslim because he lived in a Muslim country, had Muslim father & viscerally defends Islam,” Jackson said.

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Jackson, head pastor at Exodus Faith Ministries in Chesapeake, ran unsuccessfully in 2013 as Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s running mate in the Virginia gubernatorial election.

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Trump spent 45 minutes talking with cast of right-wing play dramatizing ‘Deep State’ conspiracy theories: report

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The coronavirus emergency has given President Donald Trump one of the most daunting tests of his administration, with less than a year to go before he stands for re-election.

And yet in the midst of all the chaos, one thing the president found time to do on Thursday was meet with the cast of a bizarre right-wing play dramatizing the supposed "deep state" plot at the FBI to frame Trump in the Russia investigation.

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‘Most wicked to ever represent Cleveland’: Jim Jordan ripped by hometown paper for covering up sex scandal

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