Dr. Ben Carson’s assertion at last week’s Values Voter Summit that Obamacare is “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery” was widely seen as a bit of an overreach by the new Fox News contributor. But no one has taken Carson to task quite as harshly as Totally Biased host W. Kamau Bell.
“That was the moment he went from Dr. Ben to Uncle Ben,” Bell said after playing the clip for his audience. In an effort to give Carson the “benefit of the doubt,” Bell “fact-checked” Carson’s statement by asking his version of Apple’s Siri if Obamacare really is the “worst thing” since slavery. She was not amused with the question, suggesting, among other things, that Carson should “stop saying stupid shit just to get attention.”
Carson’s comment did seem designed to rile up the liberals following the Values Voter Summits as much as it was meant to rally the conservative base. With his new role on Fox News, we can likely expect more moments like this one in the future.
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