Ben Carson: Left's attacks on Black conservative Herschel Walker an 'attempt to divide the Black community'


EXCLUSIVE: Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson on Monday accused the left of attempting "to divide the Black community" through racial attacks against Black conservatives like Republican Georgia Senate nominee Herschel Walker.

In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital following a Walker campaign rally in Toccoa, Georgia, Carson said it was inevitable that former football star would receive such criticism because of the color of his skin, and that such division had been happening for centuries.

"Well of course he's going to receive criticism because you have to recognize that there has been an attempt to divide the Black community since slavery," Carson said. "You'd tell the slaves that worked in the house they were better than the ones in the yard, the ones in the yard that they were better than the ones in the field. After slavery the light skinned ones were better than the medium skinned ones."

Carson added that the problem was linked to the divide between liberals and conservatives across the country today, with each side calling the others traitors and keeping the country from working together to actually solve problems.

Walker has been the subject of sharp criticism for being a Black conservative and Republican, including from a number of liberal media figures.

In July, frequent far-left MSNBC guest Elie Mystal claimed in one segment that Walker was "what Republicans want from their Negroes."

"A lot of people have been asking me to say something about the man on MSNBC that called me an N-word. Here’s what I got to say about that: Shame on MSNBC and shame on him. I’m going to pray for both of them because they need Jesus," Walker said in a response to the segment.

Mystal later claimed on Twitter he did not call Walker "the N word."

Another MSNBC guest, liberal Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude, Jr., said last month that Republicans wanted a "Black Manchurian candidate" they can "own" like Walker.... (Read more)

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