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Ben Carson at Puerto Rico talk: ‘Rich people, poor people, people in the middle — we’re all in the same boat’

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During a interview on Wednesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson made some truly eye-popping statements, including a suggestion that rich people and poor people are “in the same boat.”

In a talk with The Hill that was billed to be about Puerto Rico’s hurricane recovery, Carson asserted that it would take between “one and 100 years” to rebuild the island colony.

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The interview also covered President Donald Trump’s latest attack on a Gold Star family who lost a loved one during a bungled mission in Niger.

According to Carson, if Trump had told the widow that the death was a “dark day,” the media would have accused him of “being a racist.”

Reporters who were at the event shared details of the interview on Twitter as it occurred.

“Rich people, poor people, people in the middle—we’re all in the same boat,” New Republic writer Emily Atkin‏ quoted Carson as saying.

Read some of the tweets below.

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A historian points out a startling fact about the current racial divisions in the Trump era

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This division manifests itself in political ways exemplified by the partisan impeachment proceedings and gridlock. The Democratic-led House of Representatives passed 298 bills in 2019, yet the Republican-led Senate refused to consider hardly any of that legislation.

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Nervous Democrats hoping the Obamas will save the party from Bernie Sanders

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Ron Paul unloads on Trump and accuses him of doing the ‘bidding’ of the ‘Deep State’

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