Carson stands by Muslim president remarks, Trump weighs in

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said that he “absolutely” stands by his comments on Sunday that he would not support a Muslim president, but clarified that he would be opposed to any politician, including a Christian, looking to turn America into a theocracy. “If they’re willing to subjugate that to the American way and to our Constitution, then I have no problem with that”.


Speaking on “Meet the Press” Sunday, Carson said a president’s faith needs to be consistent with American values.

“What this will likely do is pick up on the theme he doesn’t have that much political experience”, Burbank said because of Carson’s response to questions about Trump not correcting a supporter who suggested President Barack Obama is a Muslim.

Carson said Thomas Jefferson would “stroke out and die” if he saw how expansive the USA government has become.

Carson, who is a Christian, stated that it is important for a president to put the Constitution above their religion.

Jeffress says he, too, would be uncomfortable with a Muslim president unless he hears that candidate denounce “radical Islam”, denounce the Koran, because it calls for a Jihad against Jews and anyone who supports the Jews, and denounce Mohammed and his murderous atrocities.

Again, Carson did not say Muslims should be banned from public office just that he wouldn’t advocate for them.

As his critics grew louder, Republican White House contender Ben Carson retreated slightly late Monday from his weekend charge that Muslims shouldn’t serve in the presidency. Women must be subservient.

The intensifying political fallout has proved a distraction for the retired neurosurgeon as he tries to capitalize on recent momentum in the unruly Republican presidential race. “But you know, I listen to the people everywhere I go. I’m not going to advocate you being the president”. But until these tenants are fully renounced …

“The Constitution of the United States clearly says that ‘No religious test shall be ever required as a qualification to any office or a public trust under the United States.’ This can not be misunderstood”.


Carson is in fourth place, after businesswoman Carly Fiorina, celebrity billionaire Donald Trump and Sen.

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