Esteemed neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, in an interview with Newsmax, said that he wasn’t surprised to see top Republicans abandoning Donald Trump in the wake of an audio leak from 2005.
“I’m not seeing anything that I didn’t totally expect,” Carson said Saturday. “The political class and the media has to make this about Donald Trump. They cannot make this about the issues.”
While Carson – a devout Christian – did not attempt to condone or defend Trump’s sexually aggressive comments, he asked voters to consider the timing of the release.
“They’ve been waiting to drop these things out periodically because for one thing, this Hillary open borders thing came out,” he said, referring to Friday’s WikiLeaks release of Clinton’s paid Wall Street speeches. “This is obscuring that.”
In the leak, Hillary Clinton is said to have told bankers in 2013 that her vision for America’s economic future was “a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.”
“Why aren’t we talking about what the implications of that are?” Carson wondered. “It will change the nature of everything in this nation. They were very clever, and because they have the arm of the media it makes it very easy for them to get across what they’re doing.
When you dig beneath the surface-level drama of this tape, you can see that this really comes down to that evil concept that Trump has rejected from the moment his campaign began: Political Correctness.
Unlike what some believe, standing against political correctness has nothing to do with defending every slur, obscene comment, or offensive statement someone makes. It’s about recognizing the insubstantiality of these “offenses.” It’s about rejecting the liberal lie that says speech and violence are the same thing. It’s about preserving the right to free speech, no matter how universally awful that speech may seem.
Strict rules on what can and cannot be said do not improve society. How can they? By their very nature, they encourage people to lie and hide their true opinions. Would you rather the devil come to you in disguise than in his natural form?
If you think Trump’s comments are indefensible, rest easy: You are not being called upon to defend them.
Rather, ask yourself: Do these remarks have any bearing on my life or are they just an unfortunate distraction from the things that really matter?
In Washington, D.C., there are powerful individuals who do not want you to ask that question.