TIME

The fallout of Donald Trump‘s refusal to condemn a man who called President Obama a Muslim continued over the weekend, with Ben Carson saying he would not approve of a Muslim president and Trump re-awakening his skepticism of Obama’s place of birth. “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” Carson said on Meet the Press. “I absolutely would not agree with that.” Trump followed on the show, when asked about the same issue: “I mean, some people have said it already happened, frankly. But of course you wouldn’t agree with that.” The firestorm that these comments have already ignited may prove to been a temporary boon to the candidates, rallying their supporters against the media and liberal attacks. But they more clearly demonstrate the difficulty either outsider candidate faces in trying to broaden their support to a majority of the GOP…

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