“The View” Reacts: Ben Carson Says Slaves Are “Immigrants” (VIDEO)

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The View Ben Carson Slaves

By Shari Weiss |

The View Ben Carson Slaves


“The View” co-hosts on Tuesday reacted to Ben Carson calling slaves “immigrants.” Watch below.

As Gossip Cop reported, during a speech on Monday, Cason said slaves who were forced to come to America were immigrants. Celebrities reacted by slamming him, and now the panelists on the ABC talk show mostly did, too. Whoopi Goldberg angrily said, “Maybe we need to get him a history book. Were the slaves really thinking about the American dream? No, because they were thinking, ‘What the hell just happened?!'”

“I’m making jokes about it because I can’t believe — I mean, am I crazy?” the moderator asked her colleagues. Jedediah Bila said of Carson, “He’s a really nice guy, a good-hearted guy. I wanted to reach in and help him out there… However, he needs to think before he speaks. When you’re a politician, you bear a great responsibility.”

Sunny Hostin noted that Carson posted a clarification on Facebook, and revealed that she knows him “very well.” She insisted, “I can tell you he feels very deeply about the African-American community.” But Goldberg wasn’t buying it.

She exclaimed, “How does he miss what slavery is? How does he miss that no slave came to this country willingly?… I’m sorry, Ben — ‘Roots.’ Watch ‘Roots.'” Check out the video below. NOTE: The video is no longer available.

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