Skip to comments.Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama
Posted on 04/17/2014 8:21:44 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for offending President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year.
Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save Americas Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20.
He did not appear to be hostile or angry, Carson writes of Obama, but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of the program, I received a call from some of the prayer breakfast organizers saying that the White House was upset and requesting that I call the president and apologize for offending him. I said that I did not think that he was offended and that I didnt think that such a call was warranted.
Conservatives rallied around Carson last year after his remarks, made from a podium as Obama sat just feet away. In his speech, he railed against political correctness and offered specific ideas for health care reform.
Many have commented that the president appeared to be uncomfortable during my speech, but I was not paying particular attention to him or his reactions, as my comments were really directed more at the American people than the people on the dais, Carson recalls. At the conclusion of the program, the president approached me to shake my hand and thank me for my participation.
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0bama is a useless, stupid, America-hating, communist, failure.
Gosh, I hope I’m offensive enough to get special treatment.
In the Roman empire, it was the sacrifice to the emperor.
Wow, I bet all the mom-jeans jokes really get his panties in a wad, too.
What a sniveling, whiny, thin-skinned tool is BO—
They wanted the apology to be the next day’s headline.
What I find pathetic is that I think Obama is a bigger threat to us than Putin.
You've gotta give Dr Carson credit for exceptional class and restraint.In the same situation I might have said something that would have landed me at the Colorado Super Max for 20 years.
Wasn’t Dr Carson then audited by the IRS?
To paraphrase a shrieking Hillary Clinton, we have the right to debate and disagree with ANY administration.
Or do we just have the right to debate and disagree if a Republican sits in the Oval Office?
0bama should apologize to Carson.
there fixed it....
“They wanted the apology to be the next days headline.”
Could be. Also possible that the one ‘offended’ was Jarrett.
Obama is the one who needs to apologize for leading this nation on a path to destruction.
1) Thin-skinned Prince Barry gets all huffy and puffy and offended; He calls his fixer mommy VJ;
2) VJ calls organizer of event and screams and threatens about how dare they invite guests that insult his Highness, Baron Bathhouse. VJ tells them to make Dr. Carson apologize, or else;
3) Organizers freak out after being threatened by dragon lady VJ, run to Dr. Carson and suggest, ever so politely, that the Baron of Bathhouse was very very offended, and how it would be so good of him to call the Petite Prince and tell him how sorry he, Dr. Carson, is for ruffling little Lord Fauntleroy’s feathers;
4) Dr. Carson looks over these pathetic and shameless toadies and tells them “No.”
Maybe Barry should apologize for siccing the IRS on Dr Carson.
In Barry’s world, Dr. Carson just got what’s coming to him.
It’s the Chicago way.
Good for Dr. Carson. BO is scum.
Obama is apparently too thin-skinned to be left in charge of a little league fundraiser, let alone the most powerful office on Earth.
For the Current Occupant now squatting in the White Hut, it comes down to a problem with skin.
His is much too thin.
No doubt about it, 0bama is a manchild.