Ben Carson suggests CNN anchor has a criminal background

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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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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