Dr. Ben Carson now knows firsthand how easy it is to get caught in the web of the hypersensitive politically correct culture in America after saying he wouldn't agree with putting a Muslim in the White House.
And for expressing his personal opinion, Carson was blasted by the left, and even asked to step down as a presidential candidate by the Muslim Brotherhood legacy group CAIR.
But Carson is rightly standing by his comment and placing the blame where it should be: the PC culture.
In remarks in his first news conference since that comment was made, Carson opined in his trademark style -- perfectly dubbed devastating, calm reason by TruthRevolt's Caleb Howe. Carson said:
The PC culture says, 'Whenever you're asked a question, it has to be answered in a certain way. And if you don't answer it that way, then let's attack. Let's not try to actually understand what a person is saying. Let's just attack, attack, attack. And hopefully everyone will look at that and they will realize they're never supposed to say something like that again.' That's what the PC culture is.
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In no way have Carson's beliefs hurt his campaign. The Washington Times reports that donations have surged in the last 48 hours to the super PAC supporting the neurosurgeon-turned-presidential-candidate. The chair of the PAC said he's never seen so much money pour in so quickly over one comment.
In further comments in today's press conference, Carson clarified that he wouldn't have a problem with a Muslim president, as long as they wholeheartedly denounce Sharia law and stand behind the principles found within the Constitution, which fundamentally contradicts Islamic law.