'We as a Nation Are Hemorrhaging': Carson Defends Trump's 'America First' Foreign Policy
Dr. Ben Carson reacted to Donald Trump’s newly reported foreign policy stance that suggests he would put “America first,” saying that critics are seizing the opportunity to label the GOP candidate as “an isolationist.”
“What’s he saying is we as a nation are hemorrhaging. We’re having a lot of problems,” Carson said on Fox and Friends Weekend.
“Unless we get our own house in order, it’s going to be very difficult for us to be particularly effective throughout the rest of the world. I think that’s a pretty logical statement.”
Carson analogized Trump’s foreign policy vision, explaining, “I think probably the best example is when you get on an airplane, and you have the announcement, ‘In case of an emergency, masks will drop down. Put yours on first, and assist the person next to you.’”
The retired neurosurgeon also sounded off on President Obama’s address this weekend that urged Americans to be more accepting of refugees.
“I wish I could explain a logical reason why someone would say that,” said Carson.
“I can’t come up with a logical reason for that, quite frankly. I can only come up with a politically correct reason.”