Ben Carson is not backing down from his opposition to a Muslim president

“…Carson is standing by his comments. When asked by NBC’s Chuck Todd whether he thought Islam is consistent with the Constitution, he responded: “No, I don’t. I do not. I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”

A campaign spokesman told NBC on Sunday that Carson will be reaching out to the Muslim community but maintained that there’s a “huge gulf between the faith and practice of the Muslim faith, and our Constitution and American values.”