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GOP Presidential Contenders On Muslims In The Nation's Executive Seat05:22
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Republican presidential hopefuls  Ben Carson and Donald Trump at a GOP debate on Sept. 16, 2015 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Republican presidential hopefuls Ben Carson and Donald Trump at a GOP debate on Sept. 16, 2015 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
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GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said he "would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation," and GOP candidate Donald Trump initially failed to correct a man at a campaign rally who falsely stated that Barack Obama is Muslim.

Their actions — and inactions — undermine the Constitution, which states that no federal employee may undergo a religious test before assuming office.

NPR's lead political correspondent Domenico Montanaro joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss.

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This segment aired on September 21, 2015.

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