Ben Carson suggests CNN anchor has a criminal background

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Ben Carson Suggests CNN Anchor Has a Criminal Background

During an interview with CNN Thursday, Ben Carson suggested one of the anchors might have a criminal background while trying to defend Donald Trump's embattled campaign manager.

"You've probably been charged with something too, maybe with a misdemeanor or something. It doesn't mean that you're an evil, horrible person," Carson told CNN anchor John Berman.

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"I actually haven't, as far as I know," Berman replied.

CNN anchors John Berman and Kate Bolduan had asked Carson if he believed Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, should still be running the show.

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Ben Carson suggests CNN anchor has a criminal background

1. He is a weekly opinion columnist for The Washington Times.

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2. He is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and his father was a minister.

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3. He was raised in Detroit by a single mother, alongside is older brother Curtis.

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4. He is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award of the United States.

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5. He was the first doctor to successfully separate occipital craniopagus twins in 1987.

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6. He has written six bestselling books, all by an international Christian media and publishing company.

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7. He has criticized “political correctness” because he says it goes against freedom of expression, and became known for this idea when he was the keynote speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013.

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8. There’s a Lifetime movie made about his life, with Cuba Gooding Jr. in the starring role.

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9. Before November of 2014 Carson was not a member of any political party.

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10. He and his wife started a scholarship fund called "Carson scholars fund" in 1994 which has so far awarded 6,700 scholarships to kids for "academic excellence and humanitarian qualities."

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As you probably already know, Lewandowski was charged with misdemeanor battery on March 29 for grabbing a reporter.

Berman noted a lot of people think that incident is a reason to "demonize" him. And that's when Carson suggested perhaps Berman had legal problems of his own.

Berman posted a clip of the odd comment on his Twitter page after the interview along with the caption, "Then there was the time Ben Carson suggested I committed a crime...on TV."

For his part, Carson has yet to comment on his remarks. He has been endorsing Trump's campaign since early March after he withdrew from the GOP presidential race.

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