If there is one thing you can depend on Ben Carson for is to defend Trump. His latest comment is pretty deplorable, even for the former doctor. Carson stands by Trump that white supremacists are not an issue in the country.
While on PBS, Carson was asked if he agrees with Trump that white supremacists are not a growing problem. He answered, “I don’t know if anything useful comes from discussing what size they are. They are a despicable group of individuals as any group that hates others and purports themselves to be superior.”
Clearly not answering the question, the amazing journalist Yamiche Alcindor pushed him further and he tried to deflect again, “I think we should all, regardless of what our political prospects are, condemn anybody who is a hate group, no matter what their size, whether they’re getting smaller, whether they’re getting larger.”
When asked a third time if he thinks white supremacists are a growing problem or not, he finally answered, “I personally have not seen evidence of it. But, again, if there is even one, it’s a problem.” Watch the foolery below:
In case you missed it, after the horrific shooting in New Zealand Trump said white nationalism isn’t growing, “I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems.”
PBS reported, “The Anti-Defamation League, a group that tracks white supremacists, released data earlier this month showing that white supremacist groups dramatically stepped up their propaganda efforts targeting neighborhoods and campuses in the United States in 2018. The group found that reports of the propaganda — which can include fliers, stickers, banners and posters that promote hateful ideology — rose 182 percent, to 1,187 cases. That’s up from 421 reported incidents in 2017.”
Also, “The Southern Poverty Law Center, which also tracks hate groups, found that more hate groups were operating in the the U.S. last year than in the past 20 years.”
Anyone who thinks white nationalism isn’t an issue must not have a problem with it.
Then again, look at Trump’s clear racism: housing discrimination lawsuits from the 1970s, the racist birther movement against Obama, the Muslim travel ban (a federal judge said it was racist), the Central Park Five (Trump called for the execution of five Black teenagers with a full page ad in the New York Times in 1989), saying a judge of Mexican heritage could not do his job because he is Mexican and constantly attacking Black public figures (Jay Z, Maxine Waters, Jemele Hill, Colin Kaepernick, etc.).
Obviously, Carson has no issue with any of this.