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Republican Ben Carson Says Muslim Shouldn't Be U.S. President

  • Says Islamic faith isn't `consistent' with U.S. Constitution
  • Trump says Muslim president could happen in the future
Republican Dr. Ben Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, speaks as he officially announces his candidacy for President of the United States at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts May 4, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.

Republican Dr. Ben Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, speaks as he officially announces his candidacy for President of the United States at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts May 4, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said a Muslim shouldn’t be president, while the front-runner in the race, Donald Trump, linked the Islamic faith with violent extremism in separate television interviews on Sunday.

“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” Carson said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”