Yes, you read that correctly.
Running out of ammunition, the neurosurgeon-turned-presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson reached far into the depths of conspiracy theories involving Hillary Clinton to discredit the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
It was Tuesday evening [July 19, 2016] that Ben Carson addressed the thousands in attendance and millions more watching at home during a brief speech at the Republican National Convention in support of his (former) rival Donald Trump and his Republican party overall.
“Now, one of the things that I have learned about Hillary Clinton is that one of her heroes, her mentors was Saul Alinsky,” began Carson, straying from the rest of his already prepared speech. “And her senior thesis was about Saul Alinsky. This was someone she greatly admired. And let me tell you something about Saul Alinsky. So he wrote a book called Rules for Radicals. It acknowledges Lucifer, the original radical who gained his own kingdom.”
“Now think about that,” he continued. “This is our nation where our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, talks about certain inalienable rights that come from our creator; a nation where our Pledge of Allegiance says we are one nation under God. This is a nation where every coin in our pockets and every bill in our wallet says ‘In God We Trust.’ So are we willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer?”
Not quite done yet.
“If we continue to allow them to take God out of our lives, God will remove himself from us, we will not be blessed and our nation will go down the tubes and we will be responsible for that. We don’t want that to happen. Now Donald Trump, he understands this very well.”
Bold words from the evangelical that Donald Trump once compared to a child molester.
In complete honesty, hilarity likely muddled the confusion suffered by many upon enduring the six-minute long perplexing set of ideas.
However, it seems that for those within Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena, Carson’s words resonated well as he was met by a sea of applause following his bizarre remarks.
But, we can’t really be too mad at Ben Carson. After all, he’s preserving the unity, keeping the party together and throwing around crazy claims in a fashion that can only be best defined by this year’s presidential campaign. He has’t been the first and he won’t be the last.
God bless America.