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Carly Fiorina Slams Ben Carson On Jimmy Fallon: A Muslim Can Be President

Tue, September 22, 2015 8:04am EDT by 5 Comments

Carly Fiorina is taking sides on a debate sparked by her presidential candidate opponent, Ben Carson. During an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show,’ Carly slammed her fellow Republican for saying a Muslim can’t be president — see her amazing response here!

She took on major hot-button issues at the GOP debate on Sept. 16, and Carly Fiorina continued to share her viewpoints on controversial subjects during an interview with Jimmy Fallon on Sept. 21. This time, the presidential candidate took a dig at her opponent, Ben Carson, and totally shot down his opinion that a Muslim should’t be president of our country.

“I think that’s wrong. It says in our constitution that religion can not be a test for office. It’s also true that this country was founded on the principle that we judge each individual and that anyone, of any faith, is welcome here,” the 61-year-old stated, confidently. “I actually believe that people of faith make better leaders. Whether they’re Christians as I am — my faith has sustained me through very bad times: I’ve battled cancer, I’ve lost a child, I’ve been tested. Whether it’s a person of Christian faith, or Jewish faith, or Muslim faith or other faiths, I think faith gives us humility and empathy and optimism and I think those are important things. So, yes, I would be fine with that.”

Jimmy asked the question following Carson’s confirmation of his stance on the subject during an interview with NBC on Sept 20. “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” he said, point-blank during the Q&A. “I absolutely would not agree with that.”

Controversial candidate Donald Trump, 69, hasn’t addressed this issue directly just yet, but he has made his views pretty clear in the past by insisting President Barack Obama produce his birth certificate as proof he’s an American, not a Muslim. Most recently, he failed to correct a supporter at one of his rallies who claimed our current president is a Muslim, and even responded, “Right,” when another added, “I applaud the gentleman who stood and said Obama is a Muslim born abroad.”

HollywoodLifers, what side are YOU on in this debate?

— Alyssa Norwin