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It all started with this comment from an alleged Trump supporter.

TRUMP: “Let’s start with this group right over here. Come on. This man, I like this guy.”

MAN: “We have a problem in this country, it’s called Muslims. We know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American–“

TRUMP: “–We need this question–“

MAN: “But anyway, we have training camps brewing where they want to kill us. That’s my question, when can we get rid of it?”

I say ‘alleged’ because it has been reported that he could have been a plant.

I don’t know if he was or not.

But Donald Trump’s failure to correct the man set off a firestorm with people lambasting him for not setting the record straight.

President Obama is not a Muslim, he’s a Christian.

And why would it even matter if the President was a Muslim?

Trump responded by saying it was not his responsibility to defend the President.

He then said he had Muslim friends whom he loved and respected, but then said this on Meet the Press on Sunday after being asked if he can imaging supporting a Muslim as U.S. president:

 

TRUMP: “I would say that it’s something that at some point that could happen, we’ll see. It’s something that could happen. But would I be comfortable? I don’t know if it’s something that we have to address right now.”

TODD:  “You said you’d have no problem putting a Muslim in the Cabinet.”

TRUMP: “Some people have said it already happened, frankly. Of course, you wouldn’t agree with that.”

Chuck Todd did follow up by asking Trump Why he wouldn’t concede that the President is a Christian and that the President was born in the United States?

Trump said it was because he doesn’t talk about people’s faith, saying, “Now in all fairness, he said he was a Christian and he said he is a Christian. He attended the church of Reverend Wright. And so, you know, I’m willing to take him at his word for that. I have no problem with that.”

And then there’s Dr. Ben Carson who was asked a similar question on Meet the Press this past weekend and took it to an entirely different level.

“Should a President’s faith matter? Should your faith matter to voters?”

BEN CARSON: “Well, I guess it depends on what that faith is. 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.”

TODD: “So do you believe that Islam is consistent with the constitution?”

CARSON: “No, I don’t, I do not.”

TODD: “So you–“

CARSON: “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”

As you can imagine, Carson took and is taking heat over those comments from just about everyone, including his Republican rivals.

Hillary Clinton who citing the constitution tweeted in a word, YES a Muslim can be president.

Jeb Bush denounced the comments; as did Scott Walker and Ted Cruz.

But the critic with the choicest words for Carson was none other than Whoopi on The View.

“Keep in mind, Ben Carson, that’s what they used to say about black candidates.  That’s what they said about Shirley Chisholm. She was a woman and she was black, so you know they went to town on her. That’s like saying no Jewish person could run, I mean, why would you do that?”

Food for thought, Carson is an Evangelical Christian and recent poll also found that 25% of Americans say they would not vote for an Evangelical as President.

Evangelicals were right behind Muslims at 38% and atheists at 40%.

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12 thoughts on “Don Lemon: Should Being A Muslim Disqualify Someone From Becoming President?

  1. Don Lemon: Should Being A Muslim Disqualify Someone From Becoming President?” No!!!, But being an idiot,bigot,racist,sambo,hypocrite,coward,should not be allowed in our white house and or congress, but unfortunately we have all of the above

    • Timothy Green on said:

      Are you referring to all our presidents or just a few particular ones Max?? … because if your gonna hurl those statements @ President Obama then you have to also mention all the president’s from the past that were that & worse, you can start with the Bush’s & continue .. ill wait, cause you’ll have a very long list

  2. It’s written in the constitution, no one running for president will be subject to a religious test. Mr Thomas Jefferson had some real foresight.

  3. Sonia Cabrera on said:

    I didn’t use to think so, until Barack H. Obama. He proved that Sharia Law goes against our Constitutional laws and that no other muslim, or any other religion that believes they are, or act, as though they are above our laws of the land, should never be elected president. Muslims don’t like our Constitution because it restricts them to the same laws applied to all. Our rights are not based on public opinion, or special interest groups; they’re based on INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS.

    And no other man or woman, emotionally unintelligent, with remaining pre-pubescent angst against their parents, with unresolved daddy issues – SHOULD NEVER BECOME PRESIDENT.

    In fact, we should INVESTIGATE ALL OF THEM from now on.

    Cue the liberal/”progressive”/democrat immature attacks in 5, 4, 3, …..

    • straightnochaser on said:

      White paranoia is so funny that it is actually entertaining. Karmic chickens are coming home to roost, and you can’t handle it.

  4. Timothy Green on said:

    Im a spiritual but not a religious man, so i can unbiasly state that ALL religions have certain beliefs/tenants/ideologies than can be concerning, just like there are extreme beliefs under the umbrella of Islam there are some extreme beliefs that fall under the banner of Christianity also … let no man pretend that his religion doesn’t also contain some questionable teachings no matter which religion it is

  5. Carson never said a Muslim could not be President. He said he would not advocate it (vote or support).
    And everyone forgets this: In March 2008, as she was vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, Clinton was asked by “60 Minutes” Steve Kroft whether she believed Obama was a Muslim. Clinton initially answered in the negative, but seemed to pull back at the end.
    “You don’t believe that Senator Obama’s a Muslim?” Kroft asked.

    “Of course not. I mean, that’s, you know, there is no basis for that. You know, I take him on the basis of what he says. And, you know, there isn’t any reason to doubt that,” she answered.
    “You said you’d take Senator Obama at his word that he’s not a Muslim. You don’t believe that he’s a Muslim?” Kroft said.
    “No. No, there is nothing to base that on,” Clinton said, adding, “As far as I know.

  6. It is food for thought after if a Muslim had been president when the Supreme Court handed down its decision on gay marriage how would that have played out with a leader who adhered to strict teachings of Islam

  7. Do people honestly think that an American could ever lead an Islamic nation, the answer is absolutely not, so why on earth would we ever put a Muslim in charge of this country?

  8. A person’s religious background and beliefs should be irrelevant when running for political office.

    Back in the day when JFK ran for President, some folks had an issue with him being Catholic.

    What should matter most is if this person is qualified and what their agenda will be when it comes to moving this country forward and helping all to prosper and not just some!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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