Ben Carson On Puerto Rico: Rich And Poor ‘In The Same Boat’
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson falsely claimed that rich and poor people are “in the same boat” regarding the hurricane disaster that struck the U.S. territory.
Emily Atkin of The New Republic quoted Carson’s bizarre statement, which he made during an event put on by The Hill news site.
“Rich people, poor people, people in the middle—we’re all in the same boat.” – actual quote from Ben Carson today
— Emily Atkin (@emorwee) October 25, 2017
DC Examiner reporter Anna Giaritelli tweeted Carson’s attack on his critics, during the same speech:
Dr. Ben Carson says “people are so stupid,” in response to question about people doubting his ability to lead HUD #thehillnewsmaker
— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) October 25, 2017
Carson, who did not hear President Donald Trump’s phone call to Myeshia Johnson, widow of slain Army Sgt. La David Johnson, blamed the media for accurately reporting the widow’s account of the phone call: “No matter what he says or does, they criticize him,” notes The Hill.