Ben Carson, Mitt Romney, and Colin Powell on the Possibility of a Muslim President

NBC Meet the Press interviewer Chuck Todd, September 20, 2015: "So do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?"

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson: "No, I don't, I do not," he said. "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that."

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, one day later:

Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell, 2008: