Republican presidential candidate and former pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson called the Muslim faith incompatible with the Constitution and said he would not support a Muslim for president of the United States.
Dr Carson who is polling near the top of several early presidential polls, said a president’s faith should matter depending on what that faith was.
Carson has been polling at No. 2 and No. 3 among Republicans because of his outsider appeal and Christian conservative values. Pelley lectured Trump that “it was a testing moment” for him which he failed: “You let that pass, and I wonder what that tells us about you.”
“We can be politically correct and say there is no problem whatsoever”, he said.
“Well, you know, I don’t get into it, George”.
He defended himself by Tweeting, “If someone made a nasty or controversial statement about me to the president, do you really think he would come to my rescue? I don’t think so!”
Trump: Right. He said mostly about Obama.
Trump, who has been one of the most prominent voices in the “birther” movement, did not directly respond to the question and did not indicate displeasure with that characterization of Muslims. But I haven’t see people from Sweden going back and leaving after the bombing of the Word Trade Center.
Trump said he knows many Muslims who are “fabulous”, but there’s “a very severe problem” with some Muslims around the world – comments he repeated on other Sunday broadcasts. “I have no problem with that”, said Trump.
According to CNN, Trump’s fellow Republican presidential contenders are split over the recent controversy. There isn’t anything. They didn’t knock down the World Trade Center.
But Mr Trump has been one of the leading sceptics, challenging Mr Obama in 2011 to produce his birth certificate to disprove rumours that he was born in Kenya, which the president did. “And, you know, there isn’t any reason to doubt that”, she answered. Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country?
Rev. Franklin Graham has said that Obama told him in 2004 that he only began attending church when he worked as a community organizer in Chicago, in order to establish political ties through the local churches.