Clueless: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson argues President Trump is not a racist because the servants at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida love him.
Housing Secretary Ben Carson appeared to stray from prepared remarks as he introduced Donald Trump on Friday, declaring that the president “is not a racist” and pointing to how he treats the members and service workers at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Speaking at the beginning of a North Carolina event touting the Trump administration’s Opportunity Zone program, Carson introduced Trump by declaring that Trump is not racist. Carson said:
You know, talking to the people who drive the cars and park the cars at Mar-a-Lago, they love him – the people who wash the dishes… you know, people say he’s a racist – he is not a racist.
BEN CARSON on Trump: “The people who drive the cars and park the cars at Mar-a-Lago — they love him … you know, people say he’s a racist — he is not a racist.” pic.twitter.com/l1OTm9S7LZ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 7, 2020
Carson’s remarks border on the idiotic, while tacitly embracing racist stereotypes. Yet this is not the first time Carson has insulted the intelligence of reasonable people. For example, in his debut as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Carson explained to department employees that slaves were actually hard working immigrants:
That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.
Carson also believes that the pyramids were built by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain.
In the past, Carson compared abortion to slavery, saying rape victims seeking abortions are “perverted,” while declaring he would “love” to see Roe vs. Wade overturned, and wants all abortion outlawed, even in cases of rape or incest.
Bottom line: Housing Secretary Ben Carson is a clueless clown, and argues that Trump is not a racist, because Trump’s servants love him.