Dr. Ben Carson's heated battle with MSNBC's Anchor and panelists erupts into comments about Judeo-Christian Values and media Bias.
- The exchange went on for over 10 minutes, culminating in part with the anchor saying "I don't believe any network is unbiased".
- "Get it through your thick skulls" said Carson at a high point of the argument.
- During the war of words, Dr. Ben Carson asked if a panelist's microphone could be turned off so he could speak.
- The insistent questioning was in regards to whether Carson believed that the alleged sexual assault victims accusing Trump are lying.
- After ending the interview with Carson, anchors and panelists questioned whether he was the same "Christian man" that ran for president.
(Vero Beach, FL) During an interview on MSNBC'S "Morning Joe" show Friday morning, Dr. Ben Carson was asked if he believed that the women claiming to have been sexually assaulted by the Republican nominee Donald Trump were being truthful. The war of words that erupted after likely had Democrats and Republicans alike glued to the screen.
BBC’s Katty Kay asked Carson, a once Trump rival during the primaries but active supporter now,
“Are you saying that these woman are lying?” Kay asked.
That question came after Dr. Carson suggested that women claiming to have been groped on an airplane by Trump did not seem credible. Donald Trump himself has denied all allegations and campaign officials have promised to realease tangible proof. Carson tried to get off the topic of allegations responding to the question,
“That’s your characterization, because you need to characterize it that way to try to make me the bad guy."
And the war of words began as Kay and show host Joe Scarborough protested, insisting on an answer to their question. Carson clearly had enough.
“Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop,” he said. “Hey, can you turn her microphone off, please? Turn her microphone off so I can talk?”
“No!” Scarborough said. “It’s a simple question. Yes or no, do you believe these woman are lying or not? Nobody’s trying to paint you as a bad guy. We just want an answer. Straight talk.”
Dr. Carson stated that it didn't matter if the women were lying. He attempted once again to move on to topics he believes hold more importance like the economy and overall direction of the country.
"I love the fact that all of a sudden you want to talk about morality in our country, I would love for us to bring back our Judeo-Christian values and begin to teach those and emphasize them at a time other than a political election let's do that, but right now the train is going off the cliff."
One of the panelist began to question Carson about his Christian character in comparison with Trump. She referred specifically to Carson's aspirations of becoming the Republican nominee during the primaries and how he hadn't been involved in such scandals. To which Carson responded in part with a direct comment to the media.
These are not Republican or Democrat issues, this is America we're talking about get it through your thick skulls".
The battle seemed endless, but not until show host Joe came back on the scene and Carson asked about the news media's "impartiality".
"Do you believe your network is unbiased?
"I don't believe any network unbiased" responded Joe.
After Dr. Ben Carson was off the air, the hosts and panelist resumed their conversation regarding his Christian character. They even questioned whether he was the "same Christian man" that ran to become president.