Ben Carson: My Mother Would’ve ‘Taken a Gun’ and Shot ‘Dishonest Reporters’ During 2016 Run

carson5Speaking to CBS Radio’s Brown and Scoop podcast Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson joked that his mother would have grabbed a gun and shot “dishonest reporters” during his 2016 presidential run.

“What would your mother have thought if she were alive to see you run for the White House?” asked host Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson.

“My mother is still alive, by the way,” Carson corrected. “She has Alzheimer’s.”

“She’s really is not cognizant of that, which is a good thing because my mother is really a fighter. And she probably would have taken a gun and gone out and shot some of the dishonest reporters,” he joked.

Carson went on to rail against the media and Saturday Night Live for their coverage of his campaign. “One of the reasons that our Founders said that our system and our freedom depends on a well-informed and educated populace is because they recognize that if people were not well-informed and well-educated, they can be easily manipulated by a dishonest media. And that’s exactly what happens in our society today.”

Listen above, via CBS Radio.

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