The Trump administration has not one but two certified loonie bins who enjoy rewriting history. First, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said HBCU’s were pioneers in “school choice” and today (March 6), Uncle Ben Carson asserted that slaves were “immigrants” who “had a dream.”
Yes, this literal former brain surgeon, and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, said this in all seriousness.
Reports Raw Story:
In his first address to HUD employees, Carson warned that there would be “no favorites for anybody, no extra” services for any one group.
“One of the things you will notice in this department under my leadership is that there will be a very big emphasis on fairness for everybody,” President Donald Trump’s HUD secretary said. “Everything that we do, every policy; no favorites for anybody, no extra for anybody, but complete fairness for everybody. Because that is what the founders of this nation had in mind, and if you read the constitution, it becomes very clear that that was the goal.”
At one point during the talk, Carson reflected on how America was a land of “dreams and opportunity.”
“There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships who worked even longer, even harder for less,” Carson noted. “But they too had a dream, that one day their sons, daughters, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness.”
To be clear, slaves were kidnapped and taken across the Atlantic Ocean, with many dying along the journey, cramped into the bottom of ships. Immigrants come to other lands voluntarily. There is nothing voluntary about being chattel.
Ben Carson is a fool. Tell a friend.
Watch this certified sell out speak his jibberish below.
Ben Carson just referred to *slaves* as "immigrants"
"There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships…" pic.twitter.com/WkFrm3dYCB
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) March 6, 2017
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