Liberals are on a rampage to remove statues, change names of schools, and obliterate history and Dr. Ben Carson gives a history lesson no one can forget!
The Housing and Urban Development Secretary was defending President Trump’s latest comments about the Charlottesville riot and argued that nations that “obliterate” their history do not do well.
Fox Business Network’s Neil Cavuto asked Carson on Friday to respond to Trump’s comments on board Air Force One the previous day in which he re-asserted that there were bad actors on both the far right and the far left at Charlottesville at an event originally intended to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
“I think especially in light of the advent of antifa, if you look at what’s going on there, you have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also, and essentially that’s what I said,” Trump told reporters. “Now, because of what’s happened since then with antifa — you look at really what’s happened since Charlottesville, a lot of people are saying and people have actually written, ‘Gee, Trump might have a point.’ I said, ‘You’ve got some very bad people on the other side also,’ which is true.”
Cavuto asked if Carson found Trump’s comments appropriate.
“I think the president is very willing to call out those individuals who sort of instigated the whole thing in the first place, as well has those who reacted to that instigation,” Carson said.
Cavuto followed up: “Do you think he called them out enough?”
“I, personally, when he said, ‘All of these groups,’ thought he meant all of those groups,” the secretary replied. “For some people ‘all of those groups’ only means all the groups on the other side.”
Trump condemned, “all extremists groups” the day after the Charlottesville riot. Additionally on Thursday he signed a Senate resolution condemning the violence in the community.
“As Americans, we condemn the recent violence in Charlottesville and oppose hatred, bigotry, and racism in all forms,” Trump wrote in his signing statement.
“No matter the color of our skin or our ethnic heritage, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God. We are a Nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal,” the president added. “As one people, let us move forward to rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans.”
Carson believes the dialogue about Charlottesville should continue.
“This whole Charlottesville situation deserves a serious discussion, not just barbs from this side or barbs from that side,” he told Cavuto.
He further contended that the result of removing the statues may have the unintended consequence of doing more harm than good, though local governments are certainly free to make their own decisions.
“Do we want to get rid of the history of our nation?” Carson asked. “Do we want to put footnotes on it? Do want to have the opportunity to explain what went right, what went wrong to our children, so they don’t make the same mistakes again? Do we just want to hide it and say we’re wonderful people?”
“Other nations who have obliterated their history have never seemed to benefit from it,” he stated.
“Do those statues bug you?” Cavuto wondered.
“Me personally, they don’t bug me personally,” Carson replied. “I’m a big picture type of person.”
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