Dr. Ben Carson slaps at Dems ‘making hay’ out of church massacre

Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson delivered a soft-spoken slam Sunday to Democrat politicians twisiting Wednesday night’s massacre in a Charleston church for their own political gain.

Carson appeared on “Fox and Friends Weekend” Sunday and said left-wing politicians cannot allow a tragedy to pass without making “political hay” out of it.

“If we continue to allow the purveyors of division and hatred to stoke the flames of controversy, we’re going to continue to have hatred manifested in these kinds of horrible ways,” he said.

“And we must, as a nation, begin to teach, particularly our young people, what is very important. And that is that everybody is equal, everybody is protected. And let’s look more deeply than just superficial coloring of skin.”

He said that progress in racial harmony has been ignored in favor of politicians who play racial politics.

“We’ve made tremendous progress over the decades in racial harmony,” he said. “Now, we’re in the process of letting all that go to waste because we’re listening to people who try to gain political advantage. We have to be smarter than this.”

Fox host Tucker Carlson asked Carson why he thinks a new Monmouth University poll shows him at the top of the pack leading all Republican presidential candidates.

“People are starting to think for themselves and recognize that the only people who can solve problems are not political people,” Carson said.

“There are lots of other people who have brains, who know how to figure things out and have a record of accomplishment. And as people begin to listen to that, I think we’re going to be better off as a nation, because when our nation was put together, it was not put together for a political class. It was put together for ‘we the people.'”

Carmine Sabia


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