Ben Carson, it should be noted, must be a brilliant man. After all, he graduated with a medical degree from the University of Michigan and also attended Yale. He was also a highly respected neurosurgeon.
But when Carson opens his mouth, he often says things that leave you scratching your head.
During a forum on Puerto Rico hosted by The Hill, Carson, who is now the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), was asked how long he thought it would take to rebuild the island territory of Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria. His response? It will take between “one and 100 years.” Wow! Thanks for being so specific, Ben.
Asked about President Trump’s call to a Gold Star widow last week, Carson said if Trump had said the death of Sgt. La David Johnson was a “dark day,” he would have been accused of “being a racist.” Apparently Dr. Carson hasn’t been informed yet that his boss is indeed a racist who makes apologies for neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
Reporters who were at the event tweeted out some of the other comments Carson made:
Dr. Ben Carson says "people are so stupid," in response to question about people doubting his ability to lead HUD #thehillnewsmaker
— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) October 25, 2017
Media fair to Trump?
Ben Carson: “No. Because no matter what he says or does, they criticize him.”
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) October 25, 2017
Ben Carson at The Hill event, re Trump call to Gold Star widow: "You wouldn't call someone to insult them," you call to comfort them
— Katie Watson (@kathrynw5) October 25, 2017
"Rich people, poor people, people in the middle—we’re all in the same boat.” – actual quote from Ben Carson today
— Emily Atkin (@emorwee) October 25, 2017
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