KIRSTERS BAISH| Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has been very much involved with what has been going on at the White House. Carson has just completed an interview with the Washington Examiner in which he described his personal role in the administration and his own relationship to President Trump.
During the interview, Carson explained that he was supportive of President Trump and understanding in his decisions. He spoke of President Trump’s tweets saying, “I think [the White House has] done well given the level of frustration. I mean, can you imagine you’ve been elected president and the only thing anyone wants to talk about is Russia? Can you imagine how frustrating that is? People say he’s wild with his tweets and things. I think he’s pretty restrained under the circumstances.”
It is very interesting to hear these comments considering the fact that many other Republican leaders have been extremely critical of President Trump and his Twitter updates. There has been much said about Trump’s chosen method of communicating with the American people, mostly negative. It’s refreshing to hear Carson speak of his support for Trump when there are people like Lindsey Graham out there saying things like “Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.”
Republican Adam Kinzinger was quoted saying “Mr. President, it is incumbent upon ALL of us to tone down this divisive political rhetoric.”
Clearly these guys don’t understand that we are living in a technological age. Generally, most people use some sort of social media, so President Trump using Twitter is actually a very smart strategy of reaching the American people.
Carson was questioned as to whether he thought President Trump was too reactionary in his tweets. Carson’s reply was “I don’t know if you could say he reacts too much. I would just say he is, perhaps, more reactionary than I might be.”
As the interview progressed, Carson began to explain his own relationship with Trump. He is in contact with President Trump every week, so he knows him fairly well by this point. He stated, “We’re philosophically very well aligned. He knows a lot about housing. It’s amazing how much he knows about it. But he’s also a very kind-hearted person. You may not see that sometimes because he’s reacting to things that other people are doing and saying. He sometimes reacts rather vigorously.”
We are so used to hearing Democrats and Republicans alike bash President Trump. It’s nice to breathe a breath of fresh air and hear Carson actually describe the man we elected. We are lucky to have someone like Dr. Carson in D.C. President Trump needs as much support as we can give him in completing his grueling task of rebuilding everything that has been wrecked after eight years of Obama. Let’s hope more Republicans follow in the footsteps of Carson and realize that the President needs each and every one of us to support him in order to make big changes.