Ben Carson continues to tap dance for Donald Trump. While most prominent republicans have denounced and withdrawn support from Trump following his crude sexual comments, Carson has decided to stand by the polarizing presidential candidate.
In 2005 while Trump was talking to Billy Bush on the set of “Access Hollywood.” The two were on a bus when Trump began speaking about his sexual relationships while a live mic remained on. Months after marrying his third wife Melania, Trump revealed that he pressured TV host Nancy O’Dell for sex while she was married. He also belived that he could sexually assault women because he was “rich.”
“Even though the incident happened ten years ago, well before Trump entered the political arena, this behavior is unacceptable, especially by someone who aspires to higher office. Trump did the right thing in immediately and unequivocally apologizing,” Carson wrote in an op-ed piece for The Hill.
Carson also told Armstrong Williams that Trump’s words were similar to the words that were presented by rappers. “There are two issues. The tape itself, which unfortunately is the kind of language that we hear in rap music, we hear in probably coarse conversation, you know, unfortunately, we hear this. No one listening to that tape in media and political life has not heard it before.”
It’s ridiculous to compare Trump’s lewd words to rap lyrics. Although rap music is vulgar at times, there has yet to be a rapper who became a legit presidential candidate. Furthermore, Trump didn’t make those comments during his youth, he was a 68-year-old man in 2005. If he was a senior citizen and held those beliefs, it’s likely that those are the beliefs that define him as a man.
Trump continues to prove that he doesn’t have the knowledge, skill, or temperament to be president. It’s unfortunate that Carson and other Americans have decided to ignore the obvious facts.