A huge thank you to Dr. Ben Carson, who once again shines through as the voice of reason.
Leave it to the smartest guy in the room to break it down for us as only he can.
Carson is well qualified to comment on the topic, as a black man himself and former opponent to President Trump.
You’d think the former competition could have driven a wedge between the two, but the opposite has happened.
The more Dr. Carson got to know Trump, the more he saw a good man. An honest man. A fair man. And above all, not a racist man in any way.
The Hill quoted Carson on the topic:
“I have an advantage of knowing the president very well, and he’s not a racist,” Carson said on “America’s Newsroom” on Fox News. “His comments are not racist, but he loves the country very much. And he has a feeling that those who represent the country should love it as well.”
Carson, who is the only black Cabinet secretary in the Trump administration, pointed to the president’s economic record when asked what he may have meant in his tweets targeting the progressive lawmakers.
“I think you can see what the president means by looking at his accomplishments,” Carson said. “Look at his policies. Under this president you see the rising tide lifting all boats. You see low unemployment — record low — for blacks, for Hispanics, for all the demographics of our nation.
“When you have somebody spending this much time and this much effort trying to elevate those who are vulnerable and who are suffering in our society, I think we should pay a lot more attention to what they are doing than what anyone is saying,” he added.
The AP also quoted Carson as standing strongly behind Trump on the topic:
Ben Carson is standing by President Donald Trump amid an ongoing uproar over Trump’s tweets urging four Democratic congresswomen of color to return to their countries that have been widely labeled racist.
Carson, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the only black member of Trump’s Cabinet, praised the president publicly at a Tuesday Cabinet meeting.
He’s thanking Trump for his “incredible courage,” ″stamina and resilience from unwithering criticism, unfair criticism all the time.”
Carson is also asking whether people would “rather have a non-politician” in office “whose speech is unfiltered who gets a lot of stuff done or somebody with a silver tongue who gets nothing done.”
And he says he believes that “God is using” Trump.
Trump has defended his comments, insisting they “were NOT Racist.”
And don't forget this great interview:
DR. BEN CARSON, SECRETARY, HOUSE AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT: There is a
narrative that's being painted there, but I've had an opportunity to interact with racist people throughout my life. And he is not one. He is so easy to be around, so relaxed, and treats you with the utmost respect.
And I talked with him early on about the plight of many people, particularly in the inner-city, and the compassion that he showed is very impressive. But he doesn't wear it on his sleeve. He believes that a rising tide lifts all boats. And he doesn't go around playing identity politics. He says, he just let's fix this so everybody does well.
You know I think?
You know what actually IS racist?
People talking about RACE all the time.
People who identify everyone by their race. People who are always talking about skin color....theirs and other people's!
Folks, that's the definition of racist!
In other words, I think this makes a very salient point: