GOP presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson had some choice words for the media and their coverage of immigration.
Appearing on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” fill-in host Jim Acosta asked Carson about reports that he had called for “drone strikes” along the southern border. Acosta asked, “You said that the United States should consider using drone strikes to secure the border with Mexico. What did you mean by that? Obviously, drones are used now for surveillance along the border. Are you talking about taking drone strikes at the U.S./Mexico border?”
Carson quickly corrected the CNN host. “It was quite clear what I was talking about. I said that drones are excellent for surveillance,” Carson said. “You know, along that border, we have miles and miles of fences, and, you know, I went there last week and didn’t see any border patrol people, and those fences are so easy to scale. It’s almost like not having a fence there. So drones can help with the surveillance, and no way did I suggest that drones be used to kill people. And I said that to the media at the time. I said you guys, some of you are going to go out and say ‘Carson wants to use drones to kill people on the borders.’ How ridiculous.”
“At some point I hope we have some responsible media which actually focuses on the problem,” Carson continued.