Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson gave a speech at an annual event in honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga. Donald Trump’s vulgar and disparaging comments this past week must have woken the typically sleep-eyed former surgeon up. On MLK day, the public is discussing our so-called president’s racist remarks after the former reality show star called African nations and Haiti ‘shithole countries.’ And we’re not even going to say Trump ‘allegedly’ made those comments because we all know he’s racist AF and has a long history of making racially charged comments.
Carson told the congregation that he doesn’t always agree with Trump about everything or of how it’s said.
“I’m a member of this administration, and I don’t agree with the president about everything that he says, or of how it’s said,” Carson said.
“If the way you say things is so inflammatory that people can’t hear your message, it’s not helpful, and that’s why I don’t do that anymore,” Carson added. “I pray that God takes that spirit away from me and gives me the spirit of love.”
Now, that’s kind of a big thing for Carson to criticize Trump. We all remember the Charlottesville hate-rally in which Nazis marched in Trump’s name while shouting Nazi-era slogans while carrying Tiki Torches. That gathering resulted in the killing of an anti-racist protester and injured numerous others.
One would think that would wake Carson up out of his stupor, but nope, he actually said the controversy over Trump’s response was just “little squabbles” that are “being blown out of proportion.” Trump said there were “very fine people” on both sides (Nazis are not fine people, k?) and he went on to blame both “sides” for the violence there.
So, either Carson is waking up or he realized that he was standing in front of a predominately black crowd and enabling racism isn’t going to go over well there. Is Carson woke, or nah?
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