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NAACP President: Dr. Ben Carson ‘Should Stick to the Operating Room’

Dr. Ben Carson, a former Fox News contributor and potential 2016 presidential candidate, said in an interview yesterday that race relations have gotten much worse under President Obama. He even went so far as to say that Obama and his progressive allies “manipulate… minority communities to make them feel that they are victims.”

Wolf Blitzer played those comments today for NAACP President Cornell William Brooks and asked for his reaction. Brooks said, “I believe Dr. Carson, with all due respect, should stick to the operating room rather than the campaign trail.”

He argued that no one can fairly blame President Obama for a criminal justice system were black males are over-incarcerated. Brooks added that Carson “is not particularly thoughtful on this issue.”

Watch the video below, via CNN:

And you can listen to Carson’s comments here, via The Hugh Hewitt Show:

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