Carson: I Didn’t Say Anyone Can’t Legally Run For Office, Just Who I Would Support

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson stated, “I never said that a person could not run for office” while discussing his remarks about a Muslim president on Wednesday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel.

Carson said, “I never said that a person could not run for office. I just said I wouldn’t support them. Do I not have a right to support what I want to support? I want to support what made this nation great, and what made us unique. I want to support the things that gave me an opportunity to come from nowhere, to rise to a very high position in our society. I want that for the people who are coming after us. you know, I have been a pediatric neurosurgeon. I care about what happens, in terms of the quality of life for the next generation. I will continue to fight for that. And if it costs me politically, it does.”

Earlier he stated, “I’ve come to be familiarized with the PC culture, and I’m willing to fight it. You know, somebody has to stand up for who we are. America is a very unique place. And you’ll notice that there’s an American way. But there’s no French way, there’s no Canadian way, no Portuguese way, and we need to be proud of who we are. We ascended to the pinnacle, and the highest pinnacle anyone has ever reached in record time, because of the values and principles that we have. We don’t need to be anybody else. we are who we are.”

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