Ben Carson was asked to give his thoughts on his benefactor, Donald Trump’s, vicious smear campaign against a late war hero’s family and it was a doozy.
On CNN, Carson proved he was woefully underprepared for the task of defending Trump’s recent remarks about Captain Khan’s mother and father. Instead, he managed to make everything worse.
Since the DNC, Trump has at various times suggested Islam prevented Mrs. Khan from speaking publicly, accused the father of lying (he hadn’t), and later floated the idea that the Khan’s wanted terrorists in America because they were Muslim. In short, it’s been an ugly, nasty few days for a campaign that has had no shortage of ugly nastiness.
So what does Carson do in his brief moment to engage in some damage control? He demands the Khan family apologize. To Trump. For something. He doesn’t know what.
The word “unbelievable” gets thrown around a lot, but this is truly unbelievable. Let’s look at Carson’s logic:
I think he should clearly move on. I don’t think it would be harmful if, you know, they apologized to him and he apologized to them. But I don’t see that happening.
A clearly stunned Wolf Blitzer follows up by asking Carson why on Earth they would need to apologize to Trump. He responds by saying both sides are being divisive, so both could simply apologize to “unite” the country.
Given the disgusting way Trump has treated the Khans and the courageous way they’ve continued to stand up to him, it seems Carson is right about one thing: That is not happening.
But here’s a middle finger from the rest of us.
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