‘Read my lips’: Ben Carson finally loses patience with CNN’s badgering

carson-cnnRepublican presidential contender Ben Carson is known for a quiet demeanor, but even his temperament was tested during a news talk show Sunday.

CNN host Jim Acosta asked the retired neurosurgeon about a recent comment he made regarding the use of drones to help secure the border with Mexico.

“You look at some of these caves and things out there one drone strike, boom, and they’re gone,” Carson said Tuesday in Phoenix, following a helicopter tour of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Responding to Acosta’s inference that he was suggesting using drones to kill people, Carson said that was not the case.

“In no way, did I suggest that drones be used to kill people,” he said. “And I said that to the media at the time.”

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Carson then lectured Acosta about the media’s behavior.

“I hope we have some responsible media which actually focuses on the problem,” he said.

But Acosta wasn’t going to be deterred. After Carson stressed that he was talking about using drones to eliminate caves used as hiding places by the drug cartels, the CNN host again twisted the candidate’s words as if he were referring to people.

“Read my lips,” Carson said emphatically. “Read my lips.”

He then painstakingly repeated what he had said earlier that he wasn’t talking about killing people, but eliminating the caves. Very slowly.

The full interview can be seen here, with the comments on drones beginning at the 2 minute mark.

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42 thoughts on “‘Read my lips’: Ben Carson finally loses patience with CNN’s badgering

  1. cmjay says:

    The ENEME DIA won’t stop at nothing to discredit the Black Conservatives. They already started calling him “UNCLE TOM” just as they labeled Candi Rice -” Aunt Jemima.” How dare did they try to break out from the so called “Plantation” The DEMOC RATS want them there so they could be manipulated and exploited.

  2. Rose says:

    Way to go, Dr. Carson! I love this man!

  3. silverbackV says:

    IT’s all lame stream media and PC garbage trying to twist words, take words out of context so they can dance around in righteous indignation over a pretense. I’m glad they are being shown for what they are.

  4. MadMikey says:

    Don’t forget, the Confederate Flag flew for over a hundred years and Dukes of Hazzard played for decades and nobody cared. But since the Media TOLD you to hate it, they are both gone.

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