Ben Carson went on Fox and Friends and discussed Don Lemon’s comments calling white males the biggest terror threat in the country. Asked if he agreed with that outlandish statement from the erstwhile CNN host Ben Carson said, “Of course not. That’s ridiculous.”
“You know, we have a history of dividing people into different segments and that has caused a lot of problems in the past. And we’ve paid big prices for that. But let’s don’t sweep it under the rug. Let’s acknowledge it, but let’s learn from it and move in a positive direction, not a negative direction.”
“This is the most powerful nation that the world has ever known, a juggernaut moving toward prosperity for everybody, solving a lot of our problems. And the only thing that can really destroy us are ourselves. Jesus said it best. A house divided against itself cannot stand,” Carson added. (See Video Below)
“It was echoed again by Abraham Lincoln and it’s absolutely true today,” he continued. “So we get to decide and this is the great thing. We the people get to decide: Are we going to listen to the purveyors of hatred and division or are we going to listen to our higher angels and start working on ways that we can create real fairness and use logic and common sense to solve problems and learn from our history?”
Don Lemon said, “Now, another one. And then you have all of them in a row. And, you know, we talked, we messaged about it a little bit this weekend. I keep trying to point out to people and not to demonize any one group or any one ethnicity.
But we keep thinking that the biggest terror threat is something else, someone people who are marching, you know, towards the border, like it’s imminent. And the last time they did this, a couple hundred people came, and you know, most of them did get into the country, most of them got tuckered out before they even made it to the border.”
So, we have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right.”
Lemon then came forward and doubled down on his comments. “Earlier this week, I made some comments about that in a conversation with Chris [Cuomo],” Lemon said. “I said that the biggest terror threat in this country comes from radicals on the far right, primarily white men. That angered some people. But let’s put emotion aside and look at the cold hard facts. The evidence is overwhelming.”
Lemon then pointed to a report that found that since Sept. 11, 2001, right-wing extremists have killed 106 people in 62 different attacks in the U.S., while Islamist extremists have killed 119 people in 23 different attacks.
“So people who were angered about what I said are missing the entire point,” Lemon added. “We don’t need to worry about people who are thousands of miles away. The biggest threats are homegrown. The facts prove that.”
.@SecretaryCarson responds to @donlemon's comments on white men: "Jesus said it best. A house divided against itself cannot stand. It was echoed again by Abraham Lincoln. It’s absolutely true today." pic.twitter.com/TkHhi67Tfw
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 1, 2018