Media Mogul Says Ben Carson Would Be The First “Real” Black President
Ben Carson has been an unlikely candidate on the presidential campaign trail. He comes from a similar mold as Trump in his willingness to state his opinions about the state of the country, but his manner is soft-spoken, intelligent, and more thoughtful than Trump.
Perhaps its that thoughtfulness that is making him a popular candidate as well as drawing the ire of liberal pundits.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch recently joined the Carson conversation after he apparently met Carson and his wife Candy. Murdoch tweeted out his impression, which drew instant criticism from the left.
"Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide? And much else."
It was, of course, his comments about Carson having the potential to be the first "real black President" which has liberals in a fit.
Van Jones, a CNN commentator, ripped into Murdoch and his association with Fox News (Murdoch is the co-chairman of 21st Century Fox) calling Murdoch's tweet "juvenile crap."
"If Rupert Murdoch cares about black people, he should tell the people at Fox News he does so, because you can’t tell by watching Fox News," said Jones.
Other comments on Twitter criticized Murdoch for trying, in their words, "to explain to me what it means to be black."
Murdoch has a solid point however, about Carson's ability to fix some of the racial divide that is stirring in America. President Obama, though he is the first black president, hasn't used his racial background to find common ground so much as he has used his race to create more division.
Obama, along with other racial dividers in his administration such as Eric Holder, hasn't understood the truth that Carson seems to intuitively understand. America is greater when she stands together, not when she is divided over racial issues.
Keep fighting, Carson.