Hillary Clinton has a very strong opinion about whether or not a Muslim could run the United States of America, and her answer might surprise you.
There’s been a lot of buzz among the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates about the prospect of having a Muslim leader. The conversation was first sparked by an incident in which Trump failed to correct an interviewer who said that President Obama was a Muslim. Then, Republican candidate Ben Carson outwardly stated in an NBC appearance that he opposed the idea of having a Muslim president, because the faith was not aligned with the American Constitution.
While many of the other candidates and politicians quickly condemned Carson’s bold and controversial statement, Hillary Clinton shared one single post on Twitter about the issue—but the one post was apparently all she needed. In it, the democratic candidate simply showed an excerpt from the constitution stating that religion cannot be “a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” Along with the excerpt, Clinton wrote, “Can a Muslim be a President of the United States of America? In a word: Yes. Now let’s move on.”
Her post has been retweeted more than 3,500 times in five hours, along with hundreds of comments—although not all of them are in her favor. Some of the conversation is leading back to earlier accusations that Clinton’s camp may have been responsible for starting the rumors in the first place about President Obama being Muslim when she ran against him in the 2008 presidential election. So while Hillary Clinton may want to move on from the issue, it might not be that simple.
Hillary Clinton, Twitter post, September 21, 2015, 8:55 a.m.