Ben Carson, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary for the Trump Administration somehow managed to draw the full force of liberal anger when he referred to slaves brought to America as “immigrants” during a speech.
Carson was addressing the agency’s staff when he said:
“That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity,” said Carson at one point during his address. “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”
Ben Carson just referred to *slaves* as "immigrants"
"There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships…" pic.twitter.com/WkFrm3dYCB
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) March 6, 2017
Of course, this sent liberals into an all-out attack! With everyone from Samuel L. Jackson to the NAACP lining up to take a shot at Carson.
*Warning: some tweets contain strong language.
OK!! Ben Carson….I can't! Immigrants ? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAFUKKA PLEASE!!!#dickheadedtom
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) March 6, 2017
Ben Carson misspoke. He didn't mean slaves were 'immigrants' he meant to say they were alt-tourists.
— Carnitas Danger (@DangerCarnitas) March 6, 2017
While Carson is yet to respond to the complaints – is this really the biggest issue facing America?
In other news….the new Travel Ban has been announced! That is sure to occupy the liberals for the rest of the week..