Carson: A Muslim Shouldn’t Be President Of The United States (VIDEO)

Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Sunday that he didn’t think a Muslim should be President.

NBC “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd asked Carson on Sunday whether a President’s faith mattered.

“I guess it depends on what that faith is,” Carson replied. “If it’s inconsistent with the values and principles of America, then of course it should matter. But if it fits within the realm of America and consistent with the Constitution — no problem.”

“Do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?” Todd asked Carson.

“No I do not. I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” Carson said. “I absolutely would not agree with that.”

Carson added that voting for a Muslim for a position in Congress “is a different story,” and it depended on who the Muslim was and his or her policies.

Watch Carson’s comments:

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