Carson Defends His Nazi Comments: ‘It’s Not Hyperbole’ (VIDEO)

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October 11, 2015 3:09 p.m.

Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson defended comments he made about Hitler and said Sunday that it was “not hyperbole at all.”

On Thursday, Carson was asked to explain a excerpt from his new book, “A More Perfect Union,” about the Nazi effort to take away Germans’ guns.

“I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed,” Carson replied. “There’s a reason that these dictatorial people take the guns first.”

He defended those comments on Sunday during an appearance on CBS’ “Face The Nation.”

“It’s not hyperbole at all,” Carson said. “Whether it’s on our doorstep or whether it’s 50 years away, it’s still a concern and it’s something that we must guard against.”

“There are a lot of people in the media who will take anything you say and try to make it into hyperbole and try to make it into controversy,” Carson continued. “But the fact of the matter is, when you talk to average American citizens, they know exactly what I’m talking about.”

Here’s the full interview:

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