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Carson to Scarborough: Evangelicals Are Not Choosing the ‘Preacher-in-Chief’

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, a former candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, explained why presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump can appeal to evangelical Christians despite not having a complete knowledge of Christianity.

According to Carson, evangelical voters aren’t looking for a “preacher-in-chief.”

“I think the evangelical community realizes that we’re not choosing the ‘preacher-in-chief,’” Carson said. “We’re looking for the commander-in-chief. But we want a commander-in-chief who understands the importance for instance of the First Amendment and not penalizing people for living for living according to their faith. They want a commander-in-chief who understands the sanctity of life, who understands the importance of the family and how the family is the basic unit for strong society. So those are the kinds of things they’re really looking for, not necessarily somebody who can quote verse and chapter of the Bible.”

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