Carson Defends His Lack Of Foreign Policy Knowledge: ‘Nobody Knows Everything’
A reporter asked Ben Carson how being a pediatric surgeon will help him deal with ISIS and North Korea.
During a press availability in San Francisco Tuesday, one reporter asked Carson how his career as a pediatric neurosurgeon will help him deal with ISIS or North Korea.
“The way I kind of look at it, there are those who feel that the only people who can actually come up with solutions are people with a lot of political experience,” Carson explained. “If you take the political collective experience of Congress it comes out to almost 9,000 years. What has it done for us?”
…There’s nobody who knows everything,” Carson said. “And I think the people who do the best are the ones who know how to utilize experts around them.” Asked specifically about his proposed plans to increase military action in the Middle East, Carson again used his medical background as a reference point. He said he would remove ISIS the same way he would remove a tumor from someone’s body.