Carson Grilled For Calling Obama An Anti-Semite
Chris Wallace took Ben Carson to task for calling President Obama an anti-Semite.
Wallace grilled presidential candidate Ben Carson about an op-ed he wrote for The Jerusalem Post accusing Barack Obama’s speech of being “replete with coded innuendos employing standard anti-Semitic themes.”
“Barack Obama, anti-Semitic?” Wallace asked incredulously.
“All you have to do, Chris, is go to Israel and talk to average people on all ends of that spectrum,” Carson responded. “I couldn’t find a single person there who didn’t feel that this administration had turned their backs on Israel.”
“I think the position of President of United States should be one where you begin to draw people together behind a vision, not one where you castigate those that believe differently from you,” he said
“It’s one thing to argue your policy differs from Israel, but you say in your article– and you’re talking about domestic critics in this country– that there’s anti-Semitic themes there,” Wallace pushed. “What specifically is anti-Semitic in what the president is saying?”
“I think anything is anti-Semitic that is against the survival of a state that is surrounded by enemies and by people who want to destroy them,” Carson responded. “And to sort of ignore that and to act like everything is normal there and that these people are paranoid, I think that’s anti-Semitic.”