Ben Carson: What if ‘someone painted Confederate flag’ on street instead of ‘Black Lives Matter’?

Ben Carson: What if ‘someone painted Confederate flag’ on street instead of ‘Black Lives Matter’?
Ben Carson (Image: YouTube screen grab via Fox News)

[Ed. – In this climate, the good doctor had better hire a security detail.]

Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, questioned how those painting “Black Lives Matter” on public streets would respond if someone were to paint a Confederate flag on a public street.

Carson, who made the remarks during an interview on Fox News with anchor Martha MacCallum, noted that there is a difference between “black lives matter,” which is a statement of support for the black community, and Black Lives Matter, which is a “Marxist-driven organization.”

Carson said that Black Lives Matter “espouses things like taking down the model of western family structure, talking about defunding the police, and the host of things on their websites, the marxist influence.”

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“These are things that are antithetical to the American model and to patriotism in this country,” Carson continued.

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