On Wednesday, Ben Carson spoke up about the division that the country has been facing and about President Trump's efforts to bring unity. With a powerful statement, he reminded Americans that we are all in this together.
In an interview with ABC News, he addressed Trump's recent decision to partner with Democrats for a debt limit plan and the extremely negative response that it created. He said that Americans have "allowed themselves to be manipulated into believing they're enemies."
Carson said, "I think a lot of the Americans that get caught up in this are decent people but they've allowed themselves to be manipulated into believing that they're enemies and that they should hate each other, and that they should try to destroy each other, and this is exactly the wrong thing."
He said that he was glad that President Trump had reached out to the other side. He said, "Because the fact of the matter is: we’re all in the same boat and if part of the boat sinks, the rest of us are going down, too. We need to start thinking more about the things that benefit all of us and get away from this partisanship."
Carson went on to explain the unified response that Americans had in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. No one was checking who was Republican or Democrat before they would reach out with a helping hand. He advocated that the leaders in Washington D.C. move forward politically with the same kind of everybody-help-everybody mentality.
He continued, discussing Trump's decision to include Democrats in the conversation.
He said, "If we go back and we just ask ourselves: What are we trying to accomplish? And then create something around that, that is centered primarily around patients and health care providers, I think we would do ourselves a great favor. I don't think that's a partisan issue."
Carson concluded his thoughts by saying that various communities should have the freedom at a local level to "talk about how things should be done and how they want them remembered."
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