Remember Ben Carson? It's probably been awhile since you've seen his name making headlines. Back when he was running for president, we all laughed about his ridiculous claims that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain because that is hilarious. But it didn't take long for everyone to realize that this Ben Carson guy was...maybe not the best person. Like when he claimed that prison makes people turn gay. Or when he claimed that the idea of increased gun control was more devastating than any dead body he'd ever seen.
In light of the ongoing controversy surrounding President Trump and the botched phone call he made to a military widow, Ben Carson has once again proved that he's not exactly someone we should be going to for moral guidance.
In case you missed it, Donald Trump messed up during a very important call last week. While speaking to Myeshia Johnson, whose husband La David was killed in Niger, Trump appeared to not know her husband's name. He also said her husband "must've known what he signed up for."
.@RepWilson, who rode w/ Sgt. Johnson's widow, said she heard part of call w/ Pres. Trump; "He must've known what h… https://t.co/KHD87fZfjq— Michael Spears (@Michael Spears)1508283857.0
Myeshia Johnson, meanwhile, confirmed that Trump had forgotten her husband's name, and had also said La David must've known what he signed up for.
FULL INTERVIEW between @GStephanopoulos and Myeshia Johnson, widow of fallen soldier Sgt. La David Johnson:… https://t.co/xCamJdI2xd— Good Morning America (@Good Morning America)1508759780.0
Now, Ben Carson has stepped in to defend the president.
Good lord is Ben Carson a bad person https://t.co/75oXdbrIV6 https://t.co/4FDV3sUH3r— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)1508969258.0