Dr. Ben Carson may not receive the same media attention as Donald Trump but he is one of the most talked about Republican candidates in this current bid for the 2016 presidency. The acclaimed neurosurgeon has seen a significant rise in the polls since as he caters to Republican talking points while alienating many people from the community in which he comes from. Dr. Carson is no stranger to controversy when it comes to making comments. He and Roland Martin have already clashed once during an interview as Roland took exception to Carson’s 2013 comments about the Affordable Healthcare Act when he said the program was the “worst thing since slavery.”
Fast forward to September 2015 and Dr. Been Carson and Roland Martin were back at it in an interview where the Republican candidate spoke about his run for the highest office in the land, #BlackLiveMattters, the economy, and much more. Carson opened the interview by saying he didn’t want to run for President but it just sort of happened.
“I had no intention for running for public office, I was going to retire and enjoy life,” Carson says. “But there were so many clamoring for me to do it. I finally just said ‘Lord, I didn’t plan on doing this but if you really want me to do it your going to have to open the doors because all the pundits says its impossible. And He opened the doors and we were able to put together a great organization. I’ve been able to get out there and really talk to people. I think that’s what’s made the difference. When they can actually hear your explanations as opposed to the little sound bites…it makes a difference.”
“I want to focus on divisiveness because our strength of our nation comes from unity. And I want to focus on economy. We’ve had a very stagnant economy. From 1850 to 2000, our economy grew at a rate of 3.3% on average. From 2001 to 2014, a rate of 1.8% and if if you project that out over the years, in terms of unfunded liabilities it creates a crisis. Those are problems that can be solved. ”
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