After CNN’s Jake Tapper continued questioning Ben Carson for several minutes on Sunday concerning his views on why he does not believe a Muslim should be president, his manager decided to end the interview.
The CNN State of the Union interview came one week after Carson’s comments on NBC’s Meet the Press, where he explained why he would not advocate for a Muslim to be President of the United States . . .
“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that,” Carson stated.
On Sunday, Tapper asked Carson nearly a dozen questions apparently trying to get the candidate to admit that he was engaging in unfair discrimination against Muslims because of his views.
“I would have problems with somebody who embraced all the doctrines associated with Islam,” Carson explained. “If they are not willing to reject sharia and all the portions of it that are talked about in the Quran — if they are not willing to reject that, and subject that to American values and the Constitution, then of course, I would [have problems],” he said.
Tapper would not let the subject go. “You seem to be singling out Muslims as individuals who automatically, as a knee-jerk, would put their religion ahead of the country,” adding, “I think that offended a lot of people, including a lot of patriotic Muslims.” (Read more from “Watch: Interviewer Tries to Trap Ben Carson, Then His Campaign Manager Decides He’s Had Enough” HERE)