HUD Secretary Ben Carson Defends Trump’s Racist Comments

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Ben Carson hosts Staten Island town hall, January 2016 (Shutterstock).

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson defended President Donald Trump’s racist remarks against the city of Baltimore, where Carson worked for years as a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University

While visiting “Charm City,” Carson acknowledged that Baltimore had made progress in recent years, but noted “there are problems and we can’t sweep them under the rug.”

“It’s sort of like if you have a patient who has cancer. You can dress them up, and put a nice suit on them, and you can try to ignore it, but that cancer is going to have a devastating effect,” Carson said, according to CNN. “You have to be willing to address that issue if you are ever going to solve it.”

Carson’s statement comes after Trump began badgering Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) via a series of tweets on July 27. The…

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