The media chased Ben Carson all over the mat for his comment that he would disapprove putting a Muslim into the White House. Yet since, the money has seemed to chase him, too. Though his comment stirred ire, it was not unrealistic, nor a slap against the Constitution that places no religious test on those who serve in office. He was stating his conviction.

1. A million dollars in 24 hours after debate

2. Would not approve a Muslim for president

via CNN Politics Ben Carson said Wednesday he’s pulling in lots of money amid all the backlash he’s received for remarks he made regarding Muslims in politics.

The retired neurosurgeon said he raised $1 million within 24 hours following the CNN debate on Sept. 16, and that donations have poured in after remarks he made over the weekend about Islam and the presidency.

“The money has been coming in so fast, it’s hard to even keep up with it,” he said Wednesday morning on Fox News, when asked about whether his comments had affected his donations. “I remember the day of the last debate, within 24 hours we raised $1 million. And it’s coming in at least at that rate if not quite a bit faster.”

Carson said Wednesday that he has continued to receive support since saying that he would not support a Muslim in the White House.

During an appearance on “Meet the Press” Sunday, NBC’s Chuck Todd asked Carson, “Do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?”

“No, I do not,” Carson responded. “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.” via CNN Politics



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