Ben Carson Gets Dragged on Twitter After Saying Slaves Were “Immigrants”

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.”

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Ben Carson Gets Dragged on Twitter After Saying Slaves Were “Immigrants” [Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey]
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.”

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:

Twitter mercilessly dragged Carson: