While at a campaign event in New Hampshire Wednesday, Republican Presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson declared that the United States is primed for a takeover by a Nazi-like party due to political correctness. Apparently, according to the good doctor, telling people not to say the N-word is pretty much the same as what Adolf Hitler did in 1930s and ’40s Germany. When pressed to elaborate on his thoughts by reporters, he slyly suggested that President Obama could be the next Hitler, before stating he wasn’t directly making that comparison.
CNN’s Eugene Scott reported on the event, highlighting the surging White House hopeful’s Nazi analogies.
At a press conference after the speech, reporters asked Carson who he thinks is like Adolf Hitler in the U.S.
“I’m not going to go into that that. I think that example is pretty clear,” he responded, without elaborating.
When another reporter asked if he was comparing President Barack Obama to Hitler, Carson said, “No. I am saying in a situation where people do not express themselves, bad things can happen.”
Earlier, Carson had said, “If people don’t speak up for what they believe, then other people will change things without them having a voice. Hitler changed things there and nobody protested. Nobody provided any opposition to him.”
After CNN’s report hit, some people had feelings on Carson’s comments:
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) September 30, 2015
Ben Carson wants to be president of the U.S. Scary. RT Ben Carson: ‘Hitler’ could happen here http://t.co/8uN1s7zJv4
— Eugene Kane (@eugene_kane) September 30, 2015
You know who else thought Hitler could happen in his country? http://t.co/i0icPie6YO
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) September 30, 2015
Carson might be the most ill-informed candidate in a long time. http://t.co/8NsJDoyo57
— Arash Karami (@thekarami) September 30, 2015
This isn’t the first time Carson has tried to indirectly link Obama and his administration to Nazi Germany and Hitler. Last year, while Carson was still kicking the tires on a potential Presidential run, he told Newsmax that if people wanted to know the truth about the current White House occupant, they just need to go read Mein Kampf. Oddly enough, Carson also said people should read the works of Vladimir Lenin, despite the fact that Hitler was anti-Communist and the Soviet Union helped bring down Nazi Germany. Then again, don’t expect Ben Carson to make sense on anything that isn’t based on the medical field.