Ben Carson was mercilessly dragged on Twitter after telling employees at the Housing and Urban Development that slaves were “immigrants” with dreams that their offspring might “pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”
Carson said, “That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”
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
Um, Jesus take the wheel from this fool…. This administration is stuck on stupid, starting with the pathological liar and buffoon at the helm, and including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who said HBCUs were the “pioneers of school choice.”
Carson posted a statement on Facebook that reads: “We should revel in the fact that although we got here through different routes, we have many things in common now that should unite us in our mission to have a land where there is liberty and justice for all.” WTF?
How could someone who was such a brilliant neurosurgeon be so damned stupid? There’s nothing to celebrate about people who were dragged from their homelands, packed like sardines on slave ships, sold to the highest bidder, branded and dismissed as 3/5 of a person.
Angela Rye shut down Carson’s nonsense:
Angela shutting Ben Carson down!! pic.twitter.com/04c0KvccRT
— Doye (@mydoi) March 7, 2017
Twitter mercilessly dragged Carson:
Not only does Ben Carson think slaves were immigrants pursuing the American Dream, they also never thanked slavers for the free boat ride.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) March 6, 2017
Betsy DeVos: Jim Crow era HBCUs were about school choice
Ben Carson: slaves *wanted* to come here
Jeff Sessions: police bias doesn't exist
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) March 6, 2017
I thought Trump was the dumbest person on Earth, but all things considered, Ben Carson is even more stupid. pic.twitter.com/ZiZTa016MR
— #RemoveTrump (@France4Hillary) March 6, 2017
— Candi (@justlikecandi_1) March 6, 2017
I feel like Betsy DeVos was Ben Carson's teacher.
— Elizabeth (@Elizasoul80) March 6, 2017
Ben Carson..please read or watch Roots, most immigrants come here VOLUNTARILY,cant't really say the same about the slaves..they were stolen
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) March 6, 2017
How is Ben Carson simultaneously a brilliant neurosurgeon and the stupidest person alive
— Leir (@King_leir) March 7, 2017
According to Ben Carson this was a Carnival Cruise pic.twitter.com/j7YIYdX5M1
— Kenyatta Williams (@RySingPhoenix2) March 7, 2017
Well. Congrats, you've played yourself Ben Carson. pic.twitter.com/nEAadvtuvH
— Capt. Morgan (@SailorJerry_) March 7, 2017
Dearest Ben Carson,
Upon inpsection, I noticed my voyage to America was never paid for.
To whom do I send the money?
— Frederick Douglass (@HITEXECUTIVE) March 7, 2017
Ben Carson speaks of a time when Africans dreamed of life in America, a life of forced labor, no pay, being owned, and being whipped. pic.twitter.com/PoSTDdtW4N
— Donald J Orwell (@DonaldJOrwell) March 7, 2017
It’s like Ben Carson exists solely to debunk popular wisdom about brain surgeons being really clever people.
— Russell Brown (@publicaddress) March 7, 2017
— John Moffitt (@JohnRMoffitt) March 6, 2017
Convinced "Ben Carson" is a initiative to infiltrate, divide and distract black twitter. Stay woke.
— syreeta mcfadden (@reetamac) March 7, 2017
"David Duke was an immigrant who came here in the bottom of a slave ship, hoping for a better life for his Twitter account" – Ben Carson
— Rodney Anonymous (@RodneyAnon) March 6, 2017
OK!! Ben Carson….I can't! Immigrants ? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAFUKKA PLEASE!!!#dickheadedtom
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) March 6, 2017
"Slaves are immigrants" – Tomorrow Ben Carson will say prisoners are volunteers and the homeless are fresh air enthusiasts chilling. #Moron
— Hafiz Shariff (@HafizDoc) March 7, 2017
Ben Carson is a MFn Idiot…
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) March 7, 2017