Carson: I’ve Been Criticized Because I’m A Threat To ‘The Progressives’

AP

Republican presidenital candidate Dr. Ben Carson said in an interview aired Sunday that the media was more critical of him than other candidates.

Chris Jansing, in an interview for CNN, grilled Carson to give a response to the fact checkers who have found inconsistencies in some of his previous statements.

“I have always said that I expect to be vetted. But being vetted and what is going on with me, ‘You said this 30 years ago, you said this 20 years ago, this didn’t exist, this didn’t.’ You know, I just, I have not seen that with anyone else,” Carson said. “Or if you can show me where that’s happened with someone else, I will take that statement back.”

Jansing continued to press him on the subject.

“You don’t think that Bill Clinton or the president with his birth certificate, people who still–” she asked.

“No, not like this,” Carson repeatedly said.

“So what do you think is going on? Why you?” Jansing asked.

“Because I’m a threat,” Carson said.

“To?” she asked him to clarify.

“To the progressives, the secular progressive movement in this country,” Carson replied. “I’m a very big threat because they can look at the polling data and they can see that I’m the candidate who’s most likely to be able to beat Hillary Clinton. They see that.”

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