Well, that was awkward.
Megyn Kelly was interviewing Dr. Ben Carson tonight when she dropped this on him.
KELLY: Now i know that you’re a Christian. Your faith is important to you. You’ve spoken openly about that on the campaign trail. I want to ask you about a piece in “National Review” by David French in which he wrote the following… He was addressing you and addressing Governor Kasich. What he wrote was “being a Christian candidate is more than life and liberty and the family. It means being humble and self aware enough to know when your vanity is hurting the country. It’s time to deny self, admit defeat and leave the race.”
He and so many other republicans — while they like you — they have concerns that you’re a spoiler in effect at this point… that a vote from you is effectively what he said was a “vote to destroy the republican party.” Your thoughts?
Megyn was referring to this piece. Carson was not impressed by David:
CARSON: My thoughts are that the political establishment, the pundits like to think that they’re in control. It’s really “we the people” who should be in control. and — I believe there’s still a possibility that we can sort of break the spell that they have over the people. You know, bear in mind that, you know, it’s sort of like, you know, why do I stay here? It’s like losing a child. Ever known someone who’s lost a child? It’s a horrendous thing. You would do anything to keep it from happening. I feel like we’re in the process of losing our country. It is in critical condition right now and I don’t see anybody else who really is going to do anything about it. One of the real reasons that we are in critical condition is because we’ve had so many people who are controlled. You know, they either are on a puppet end of the string or the puppetmaster end of the string. As a result of that, things that are done are not necessarily the things that are the most beneficial things for we the people. That’s one of the reason that I totally refuse to accept money from special interests and billionaires who want to control things. They are the problem. and anybody who is associated with them is going to continue to do their bidding. and we are going to continue to go down the same road and can’t afford that.
Watch the video here.