Ben Carson Stuns CNN Anchor by Suggesting He Has a Criminal Past

vlcsnap-2016-04-07-11h49m23s723Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson had an odd defense of Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Thursday morning, accusing CNN’s John Berman of having also been charged with a misdemeanor at some point in his life.

“Do you think [Lewandowski] should still be running the show after the controversy he has found himself in?” asked co-host Kate Balduan.

“Well, I think there are a number of people who are involved,” Carson said. “And from my context with Corey, he’s a very intelligent and efficient individual and I don’t see any reason, quite frankly, that we should demonize him. If you can come up with a good reason, I’ll listen to it.”

“Well, look, he’s been charged with misdemeanor assault in Florida. A lot of people think that is a reason,” Berman pointed out.

But Carson responded by saying that plenty of people get charged with crimes. “You’ve probably been charged with something too, maybe with a misdemeanor or something. It doesn’t mean you’re an evil, horrible person,” he told a taken aback Berman.

“I actually haven’t, as far as I know,” Berman responded.

“I’m going to call my lawyer,” he joked after the interview with Carson was over.

Watch above, via CNN.

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