In an interview with Politico’s Glenn Thrush on his podcast, Off Message, Ben Carson had some interesting words to say about President Obama, and how he was raised.
Carson was asked about how felt with Obama won the presidency for the first time:
Carson: Like most Americans I was proud that we broke the color barrier when he was elected but I also recognize that his experience and my experience are night and day different. He didn’t grow up like I grew up by any stretch of the imagination.
Thrush: That’s right.
Carson: Not even close.
Thrush: He is an African American as opposed to an African-American.
Carson: He’s an African American. He was, you know, raised white. Many of his formative years were spent in Indonesia so for him to claim that he identifies with the experience of black Americans is a bit of a stretch.
Thrush: That’s interesting.
It’s sad to say, word by word, Carson is managing to ruin his own medical legacy. He obviously never read any of Obama’s books.