GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson joined Chuck Todd on Meet The Press on Sunday morning who brought up the controversy that arose this week when GOP frontrunner Donald Trump – failed to correct an audience member at a New Hampshire campaign rally who said President Obama was a Muslim.
Todd asked Carson should a President’s faith matter and his answer was simple and to the point
“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” Carson said in an interview televised on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “I absolutely would not agree with that.”
On Saturday, in a series of tweets on the subject, Trump defended himself and said: “Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don’t think so!”
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
In his NBC interview, Carson was asked: “So do you believe that Islam is consistent with the constitution?”
“No,” he said, “I don’t, I do not.”
Article VI of the US constitution states: “No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
The first amendment to the constitution begins: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …”
A recent Gallup poll shows Carson is in lockstep with the Republican party on this issue but did yo know Democrats didn’t mind voting for a Muslim? Who would have known?
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