Dr. Ben Carson gave a brilliant response today during an interview with Stuart Varney on ‘Fox Business’ to a perceived racial tweet (see video below) by Claire McCaskill. There was a firestorm on social media after former Senator Claire McCaskill tweeted out a photo (see below) with a controversial caption:
“One of these things is not like the others. Hint: they made him squat in the aisle so he was visible.” Claire McCaskill
Secretary Carson spoke with Sturt Varney and was asked about the McCaskill tweet and racism. Carson speaks at the 3:25 point about the tweet from McCaskill:
SECRETARY BEN CARSON: “Well, you know, it just tells you that some people are so desperate to look for something to criticize…that they would take a perfectly innocent photograph…you know, I came back from the first-class section, uh, the seats were occupied. I didn’t want to ask anybody to get up, so, you know, I just bent down so that everybody could be seen.
You know, a completely innocent thing, and people want to make it into something that’s racist. Uh, and it’s one of the things that really bothers me. You know, there are people on the other side who assume that everything has some racial component. To me, THAT is the epitome of racism.
They assume also that if you have a certain pigmentation, you have to think in a certain way, and if you don’t think that way, you’re either crazy or a traitor or some ridiculous thing. When, in fact, you may be the very person who is looking for the mechanisms that will allow people to excel in this situation.
They don’t seem to like people excelling. It’s almost like let’s keep people dependent so we can milk them for their votes.”
Well said! Dr. Carson is a great American!
Donald Trump Jr. also set McCaskill straight with the photo below and a comment on Facebook: Hi Claire, Two problems with your comment here:
1. Dr. Ben Carson did not have a seat in this picture because he was sitting in First Class on the Trump campaign plane with me and my family
2. Dr. Carson is not a “thing.” The Doctor is a world-renowned, life-saving neurosurgeon and genius.
So McCaskill’s racist assumptions were shot down. Shame on her.