CABINET/HUD/TRUMP PEOPLE/BEN CARSON: “Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson referred to slaves as ‘immigrants’ while speaking Monday to department employees.
‘That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity,’ Carson said. ‘There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.’
Twitter users — including the NAACP, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect and Chelsea Clinton — weren’t having it:…
A HUD spokesman told Good Morning America that no one present for Carson’s speech ‘was confusing voluntary immigration with involuntary servitude. Please.’ “
-Jessica Estepa, “Ben Carson just referred to slaves as ‘immigrants’,” USA Today, March 6, 2017