PHOENIX, Arizona — GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson was on fire here this evening in front a 12,000-strong crowd, in front of which he laid out his vision for the United States of America.
At a press conference right before his speech, asked by Breitbart News what he thinks of the Black Lives Matter crowd—and specifically former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s screw-up in front of them—Carson said he thinks “all black lives matter.”
“I don’t know anybody who doesn’t think black lives matter—I mean that’s a given,” Carson said. “I would add the word ‘all.’ All black lives matter, including the ones being exterminated by abortionists and including the ones being murdered in our major cities. We’ve gotten to the point where homicide is the number one cause of death for young black males in our cities. That makes no sense. We need to be talking about all of it.”
Earlier in the press conference, Carson again bashed Planned Parenthood because it was founded by Margaret Sanger—someone who sought to eliminate the black community with abortion.
“Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger, who believed in eugenics,” Carson said. “She believed that certain people were like weeds that needed to be removed, that certain people were superior and certain people were inferior and that if you’re smart you limit the inferior ones and you increase the superior ones. Hence, you’ll see that the plurality of their clinics are in minority areas. It has to do with the way they placed the centers in the beginning. I don’t even know if most of the people who work there now even know the history of how it began.”
During the question-and-answer session after his nearly 45-minute speech, a woman asked him: “With all of this new evidence that we have of Planned Parenthood dissecting these babies, Ben, you’re a godly man. Can you bring together pastors? We should be marching in the street. How are we not down there marching in the streets and what can you do to generate this with the pastors?”
He handled it with ease.
“There is no question that the videos and the things that we’ve seen are disgusting and it demonstrates the depravity within our society,” Carson replied to a massive round of applause. “I think as people begin to think about this and digest it, it will have served a very, very useful purpose to bring it to people’s attention. I don’t have time to lead marches in the streets, but you might be able to do that. All of us however, I do want to leave you with this thought: I do believe that we’re going to win the election next year. When I say ‘we,’ I’m talking about people with common sense who love America and when we win what we must do is recognize that we cannot be like people who have been in the past and wag our fingers in people’s faces and treat them inappropriately. They are still our fellow Americans. We must be kind to them and we must demonstrate to them what it is to be a real American who believes in the Constitution of the United States.”