Boy, I am glad I watched this video because in reading some of the headlines, you would think Donald Trump‘s surrogate Dr. Ben Carson had said the Republican National Committee was implementing Jim Crow laws and that’s not was he was saying.
As a matter of fact, he also added this to the end of that analogy this wasn’t the same but hopefully host Andrea Mitchell got the point.
“It’s really about the American people and whether they’re being disenfranchised by a bunch of people who sit around and create arbitrary rules that tend to benefit them,” Carson said. “This happens on both sides, and I think it’s one of the things that the American people are tired of.”
“I think that’s why we see people like Trump and Bernie Sanders doing so well, because people are tired of the status quo: ‘This is how it’s suppose to be,’ with a few people sitting there making those decisions,” he added.
Here is where he used the comparison:
“Yeah, well, you know, during the Jim Crow era, those were the rules, too. They were written. Everybody knew about them, didn’t make them right. And I’m not saying this is the same. But, you know, I think you get the point,” Carson said. “Just because rules are there, just because they were written by somebody doesn’t mean that they’re right, doesn’t mean that you can’t re-review the system.”
He absolutely destroyed her and was right on point, she even started to stutter after he said that “Jim Crow laws were the rules but it didn’t make it right” part. Trump is once again on the right side of this argument and the polls are going to reflect this.
Carson has a way of putting it all in perspective. The American people want their country back and for their votes to count. It’s simple.