I don’t know much about the personal relationships of political adversaries; where that fine line is between expected political mudslinging, and an unforgivable personal attack that would normally end any chance of having a working relationship in the future, but I’m pretty sure for most people being called out publicly as a pathological liar and child molester would be a deal breaker. For most people, that is, but apparently not for former GOP candidate and walking Prozac commercial Dr. Ben Carson.
Last November on CNN, Donald Trump, in his usual Trump fashion of destroying anyone he sees as a threat to his campaign, tore into the good doctor, remarking:
It’s in the book that he’s got a pathological temper, that’s a big problem because you don’t cure that … as an example: child molesting. You don’t cure these people. You don’t cure a child molester. There’s no cure for it. Pathological, there’s no cure for that.
Now, maybe I’m just not the forgiving type, but to quote Bugs Bunny “Them’s Fighting Words”. But not for Dr. “Giggles” Carson, apparently, who is now not only endorsing the man who humiliated him all along the campaign trail, he is actually justifying Trump’s deplorable behavior with a vague sense of admiration.
In an interview this week on Yahoo News, Anchor Bianna Golodryga questioned Dr. Carson about his bewildering endorsement of Trump and how he can rationalize backing a man for President who, only a few short months before, had so brutally assaulted his character. Dr. Carson’s reply was as cryptic as it was unsettling,
He said it was political, he was concerned about the fact that he couldn’t shake me. I understand, you know, politics, and particularly the politics of personal destruction. You have to admit to some degree that it did work. A lot of people believed him.
Well as long as it worked, no harm in that I suppose.
As America watches the phenomena that is “Trump The Insult Candidate” garner more and more popularity with each passing horrible Trump moment, maybe we should stop focusing on how he got so popular and start asking what is this magic X-Men like control Trump has over powerful people like Chris Christie and Ben Carson that turns them into little more that mindless lapdogs kneeling at the feet of the GOP front-runner.
Watch Ben Carson’s strange defense of Trump, courtesy of Yahoo News:
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