2016 GOP Presidential hopeful Ben Carson says he disagrees with Donald Trump after a reporter asked the real estate mogul if he supports a special database for Muslims.
According to The Hill:
“Ben Carson says creating a registry to track Muslims, an idea floated by GOP presidential rival Donald Trump, sets a “pretty dangerous precedent.”
“I think we should have a database on everybody who comes into this country,” Carson told reporters on Friday in New Hampshire, where he filed to be on the primary ballot.
Pressed by a reporter on whether he would denounce Trump’s call for a database focused specifically on registering Muslim Americans, Carson rejected the idea of filtering people based on their religion.
“I don’t think it’s a good idea to treat anybody differently. One of the hallmarks of America is that we treat everybody the same,” Carson said.
“So if we’re just going to pick out a particular group of people based on their religion, based on their race, based on some other thing — that’s setting a pretty dangerous precedent, I believe,” he added.”