The Number Two [#2] GOP Candidate One-Ups Trump, the Republican leading in the polls, on an issue that bugged him for days
Carson tells Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" that Muslims in the United States might have their own problems accommodating to the U.S. Constitution — And, as a result, Dr. Carson might have a problem with a Muslim's being POTUS
Muslim group, C.A.I.R., quickly issues a call for repudiation of Carson by all ends of the political spectrum
WITH THE TWO LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES CLEARLY READY TO DISCUSS THE “MUSLIM PROBLEM” IN AMERICA – IS THE GOP GETTING READY TO LAUNCH A HOLY WAR AGAINST ISLAM IN THE UNITED STATES ?
Here’s how the Republican-oriented “Newsmax” blog handled what the Republican candidate for president, who is now in second place, said on NBC’s Sunday morning “Face The Nation” program, hosted by Chuck Todd: “The Islamic faith isn’t ‘consistent’ with the U.S. Constitution, and a Muslim shouldn’t be president, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said.... ‘I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,’ Carson said on NBC’s 'Meet the Press' on Sunday.... Carson said the religious beliefs of a president would matter if his or her faith was inconsistent with U.S. values....” ( See “Ben Carson: A Muslim Shouldn't Be US President” by Greg Richter, 9/20/15, Newsmax/ newsmax.com [http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/carson-muslim-not-president/2015/09/20/id/692429/]).
Similar coverage exists across the entire spectrum of Republican internet outlets; and the story is also being told in/on most of the mainstream media.
DETAILS OF THE “MEET THE PRESS” BEN CARSON – CHUCK TODD INTERVIEWThe Newsmax article went on to give these details of Ben Carson’s Sunday morning interview: “.... Carson, asked by moderator Chuck Todd whether a presidential candidate's faith should matter to voters, said it depends.
"If it's inconsistent with the values and principles of America then of course it should matter," Carson said. "But if it fits within the realm of America and consistent with the Constitution, no problem."
Todd then asked whether Islam is consistent with the Constitution.
"No, I do not. I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that," Carson said.
But Congress is a different matter, he said.
"It depends on who that Muslim is and what their policies are. Just as it depends on what anybody else says. And if there's somebody who's of any faith but they say things and their life has been consistent with things that will elevate this nation and make it possible for everybody to succeed and bring peace and harmony then I'm with them."
Carson said he takes President Barack Obama at his word that he was both born in the United States and is a Christian. Trump declined Sunday to talk about either of those issues....”
TIE-IN TO EARLIER REMARKS BY DONALD TRUMPThe issues of Muslims in American politics and/or America’s having a “Muslim Problem”came to the fore late last week when Trump chose not to correct a questioner during one of Trump’s rallies, who mentioned his belief that President Barack Obama is a Muslim.
On another segment of “Meet the Press,” Trump said that he didn’t have any obligation to defend President Obama. Newsmax quoted one of Trump’s remarks to Todd thus: “.... This is the first I’ve ever gotten into hot water for not saying anything.”
Also on Todd’s Sunday program, Trump and Carson both said they believed Obama was a Christian.