comScore
video

Carson: Would Be ‘Good Idea’ for Trump to Apologize for Birtherism

Ben Carson, a major Donald Trump supporter, said today it would be a “good idea” for Trump to apologize for his past birtherism (birtherism that he has refused to adequately address in the 2016 campaign).

Trump recently dismissed the issue by saying he doesn’t want to talk about it, and the idea that this past position may hurt him with black voters is absurd to some supporters.

CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Carson today, “Do you think it’s time for Donald Trump to acknowledge that all that birther nonsense was a mistake and to apologize so that African-American voters, to whom he’s reaching out, might be more willing to listen to his message?”

Carson said, “I think that would be a good idea.”

He encouraged both sides to push “all the hate and rancor out of the way” in the spirit of addressing the real issues.

Watch above, via CNN.

[image via screengrab]

— —

Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com

Filed Under:
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. SportsGrid
  6. AmboTV
  7. Gossip Cop