Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon, announced today that he will run for president of the United States.
I’m in it!
— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) May 4, 2015
In his highly quotable speech, Dr. Carson said (emphasis added), “You know, America remains a place of dreams. And a lot of people are down on our nation. And they want to point out all the bad things that have happened here. But have you ever noticed that there’s a lot of people trying to get in here and not a lot of people trying to escape?”
Dr. Carson said he has no desire to get rid of safety nets for people who need them, but “I have a strong desire to get rid of programs that create dependency in able-bodied people.”
Watch the brief clip for more. We’ll post the video of the full speech hopefully by tomorrow.