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Ben Carson Campaign Business Manager: No Apology for Muslim Remark

In an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” on Monday, Armstrong Williams, the business manager for Ben Carson’s 2016 presidential campaign told show host Alisyn Camerota that Carson has no intention of apologizing for the remarks he made on Sunday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” in which Carson said he would not advocate a Muslim being president of the United States.

“He was thinking like someone who loves America first, who wants to protect America,” Williams said. “He understands that there are tenets of Islam that hates Jews, that kills homosexuals, will kill Muslims, do not advocate belief and value systems that made America into the country that it is today.”

Later in the segment, Williams said Carson would not take his comments back and that there was no need for clarification.

“It is not about Christian,” Williams added. “It is not about Jew.It is not about religion. It is about what one believes and what they would advocate if they became president of these United States.”

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