Dr. Ben Carson, who served as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Trump, was just interviewed on Sunday by Newsmax. During the interview, Dr. Carson didn’t hold back on the issue of the Manhattan DA potentially arresting and filing charges against former President Donald Trump.
Dr. Carson described the idea of the Manhattan DA doing that as “absolutely absurd” and “embarrassing” and also pointed to Venezuela as evidence of how political corruption of this sort can utterly and quickly destroy countries.
Speaking on the Venezuela issue, Dr. Carson said, “Look how quickly Venezuela changed. That is high in my thinking because I’ve been there several times when it was a wonderful place to visit, with beautiful resorts and hotels.”
Continuing, Dr. Carson pointed out that the “biggest thing that people argued about is whether they were the most beautiful people in the world.” But then, he noted, once Venezuela’s government became corrupt, “they went from … number one economy in South America to the bottom almost overnight. This is what can happen when you allow these kinds of things.”
The “these kinds of things” to which Dr. Carson referred were the charges that Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg is reportedly going to bring against former President Donald Trump. Continuing, Dr. Carson noted that the charges are embarrassing and make America look like it’s not a serious country. Speaking on that, he said:
“When you look at all the problems that we have right now with the economy, with almost 200 Americans dying every day from fentanyl, with human trafficking, with crime, the list just goes on and on. This is what you’re going to be dealing with? It’s absolutely absurd. It’s embarrassing. And, you know, I talked to people from other countries all the time. And they’re saying, “What’s happening to your country?” It’s very hard to watch this, but I’m hoping we’re just going to a crazy thing, and maybe we’re going to come out.”
Breitbart’s John Nolte characterized the charges as absurd as well in his piece on the matter, saying:
Trump is accused of disguising a $130,000 hush money payoff to porn queen Stormy Daniels in 2016 as a campaign expense. However, even if Trump is guilty of this, there’s no clear law against it, and other high-profile politicians, including Hillary Clinton, have only received fines for similar allegations.
Worse still, the Department of Justice looked into the supposed payoff and chose not to pursue it. Similarly, the Federal Election Commission also didn’t pursue it.
The idea of arresting a former president who is also the likely Republican nominee to be our next president has never happened in this country. That doesn’t mean it shouldn’t happen, but if it’s going to happen, it shouldn’t be over something like, and certainly not something the FEC and Justice Department chose not to pursue.
But when was the left ever going to let reason get in the way of pushing the political agenda it wants? That seems about as unlikely as these charges actually sticking on Teflon Don.
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