Carson: I’m Being Targeted By the ‘Secular Progressive Movement’

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said the extra scrutiny his past is under is because he is being targeted by the ”secular progressive movement.”

Carson said, “I have always said that I expect to be vetted. But being vetted and what is going on with me ‘you said this 30 years ago, you said this 20 years ago, this didn’t exist.’ I have not seen that with anyone else. If you can show me where that’s happened with someone else, I will take that statement back.”

He said no other presidential candidate has dealt with this level of scrutiny.

“Not like this. No, not like this, I have never seen this before and many people other people who are politically experienced tell me they’ve never seen it before, either.”

When asked if former President Bill Clinton or President Barack Obama with his birth certificate went through the same Carson said, “Not like this. Not even close.”

Carson said he is being vetted like this because, “I’m a threat to the progressives, the secular progressive movement in this country. I’m a very big threat because they can look at the polling data and they can see that I’m the candidate who’s most likely to beat Hillary Clinton. They see that.”

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