'Our Nation Is in Very Dire Straits': Dr. Carson to Make 2016 Announcement Monday
Potential GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson appeared on "Fox and Friends Weekend" this morning to weigh in on a variety of topics, including the situation in Baltimore and his plans for the 2016 election.
Carson, who lives in Baltimore, said that he was glad to see state's attorney Marilyn Mosby quickly file charges against the officers allegedly involved in Freddie Gray's death, since tensions in the city were growing.
"A charge has been made. Obviously, the system will now work through it," Carson said. "Medical experts will be called in, the evidence will be analyzed quite carefully. It will be possible to make a pretty significant determination of exactly what happened. And that's the way the system should work."
As for a possible presidential bid, Carson said that he is going to make an announcement about his candidacy Monday in Detroit.
"There’s no question that our nation is in very dire straits. We have a tremendous amount of division going on," Carson said. "We need to address that because we have people outside of this country who want to destroy us and our way of life. Why would we help them?"
"The whole leadership issue is lacking. I'm very glad there are a lot of people who are running because then people will get an opportunity to really hear a variety of solutions and make a wise choice."
How do you unite a divided America and help communities like Baltimore thrive? Anna Kooiman asked.
"We need to be just as outraged when a police officer is killed as we are when a citizen is killed. Police officers are very important. What if they weren't there?" Carson asked. "It would be total chaos."
"They're the only thing between us and total chaos. So we need to be able to look at both sides, we need to be equally outraged. But more importantly, we need to establish appropriate relationships within communities."
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