Showing exasperation with the media coverage of his campaign and the media investigation of his biography, GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson turned the tables on reporters, saying, “I do not remember this level of scrutiny for one President Barack Obama.”
After several minutes of questions regarding whether or not he had received an offer for a scholarship to West Point or was simply told he could get a scholarship to West Point, Carson had had enough.
“I do not remember this level of scrutiny for one President Barack Obama when he was running,” Carson said. “In fact, I remember just the opposite. I remember people just ‘well, well, we won’t really talk about that. We won’t talk about that relationship. Well Frank Marshall Davis, well we don’t want to talk about that. Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, well, he didn’t really know him. All the things Jeremiah Wright was saying, well not a big problem.’ Goes to Occidental College, doesn’t do all the well and somehow ends up at Columbia University. His records are sealed. Why are is records sealed? Why are you guys not interested in why his records are sealed?”
At that point a reporter responded, “Why do you think they are?”
“Will someone tell me please why you have not investigated that?” Carson replied.
“Why are you raising it?” the reporter retorted.
“Because I want to know,” Carson answered, “You should want to know too.”
At which point Carson recaptured control of the conversation. “Now you’re saying that something that happened, the words ‘a scholarship was offered’ is a big deal but the President of the United States, his academic records being sealed is not?”
“Tell me how there is equivalency there,” Carson said.
The exchange starts at 7:32.