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Ben Carson succeeds with another cringe-worthy sound bite about Planned Parenthood trying to ‘eliminate black people’

Republican presidential candidate and and retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson seems to be on a mission to say things that could rule out a large chunk of American voters.

Republican presidential candidate and retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson has done it again and said something totally outrageous.

Planned Parenthood has been in the media hot seat since a deceptively edited, undercover video of a top executive discussed the organization’s tissue donation. But Carson’s recent comments were reportedly in response to when Obama said “God bless you” during an address at the Planned Parenthood Gala a couple years ago and a debunked claim that the organization had intentions to use birth control to exterminate the African American community.

Carson told host Jan Mickelson, “You wonder if he actually knows the history of Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger, who was trying to eliminate black people,” Carson said. “That was the whole purpose of it.”

He later went on with a general argument against Planned Parenthood to say:

If we can’t defund Planned Parenthood after this, we’re lost, we’re just in the wilderness forever. This is the smoking gun. We’ve always known the kind of organization this and how anti-life they are.

We can also use this then to help women understand that they are being manipulated. They’re being told, ‘if you can’t kill your baby then somebody is against you,’ when in fact the woman is the protector of that baby, this is one of the sacred relationships of humanity.

In response to a clip of Hillary Clinton praising Sanger, the historical birth control activist, Carson said he would “educate the people” and that the presidential campaign is a divide between “American and anti-American things.”

Listen to the broadcast below: