During an interview with Ben Carson, Jake Tapper refused to move off Ben Carson’s comments on having a Muslim president. After displaying a lot of patience, one of Carson’s staffers announced the interview was over and Carson walked off the CNN (Clinton News Network) show.
Ben Carson appeared on Sunday’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper. The interview was cut short when a Carson staffer called from off camera, “This interview is over.” The interview started with Tapper questioning Carson on comments he made this past week about the possibility of a Muslim president. Carson had reiterated his position that a Muslim who put their religion over the Constitution. He pointed out that many tenets of the Islam were in direct conflict with the Constitution and that a president swears to uphold and defend the Constitution.
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Carson told told Meet the Press last week:
“I would not advocate we put a Muslim in charge of this nation, I absolutely would not agree with that.”
Carson suggested that people go back and the read the transcript to accurately depict what he was asserting, indicating that reporters had distorted his view on the subject:
“I would have problems with somebody who embraced all the doctrines associated with Islam, ( Islam’s tenets that allow males to rule over women and infidels.)That they can be dominated.”
The point Carson was making that he wasn’t speaking about a generic Muslim but a fundamentalist, who makes decisions based on their religion. Isn’t it funny that the same liberals who have a cow when a Christian president might bring their religion into their decision but they have no problem when a hypothetical Muslim president would be held to the same standard. Remember the furor that some liberals kicked up about Mitt Romney and the Mormon church?
Tapper then accused Carson of singling out Muslims just because they have been consistently violent for the past 1500-plus years. To which Carson replied:
“I think the statement stands. Is it possible that maybe the media thinks it’s a bigger deal than the American people do? Because American people, the majority of them, agree and they understand exactly what I’m saying.”
Instead of moving on to other issues, Tapper continued to press solely on Muslims, the favorite subject of hero worship among liberals. At this point the unnamed Carson staffer announced the end of the interview.
Carson’s comments on having a Muslim as president has created a surge for him in the polls, but it is likely to be all he will be asked about for the next week or two.
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