The co-hosts of The View went in on Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson on Wednesday’s show, accusing him of not being good at his job following his recent gaffe at a House Financial Services Committee meeting.
“Listen man, just get out of there. You gotta get out of HUD,” said Whoopi Goldberg.
“He is just not placed well here” said co-host Sunny Hostin. Hostin revealed that she and her husband, surgeon Dr. Emmanuel Hostin, have a personal relationship with Carson and view him as a leader in surgery, but not in his Cabinet role.
Hostin went on to say that she felt Carson isn’t serving the people he’s supposed to be helping. “These are people that need his help, that need him, and he’s turning his back on them” she said.
Many viewers on Twitter agreed with Hostin:
I agree that Carson needs to go back to what he knows: being a brilliant doctor not a joke of a Housing Secretary— Sandria Soffa (@Sandria_1) May 22, 2019
No matter what you believe about Carson's brilliance in medicine, one thing any student learns is that if you don't apply yourself you fail. He had an opportunity to LISTEN, LEARN, AND APPLY himself to this job to HELP PEOPLE. Carson is CHOOSING NOT TO HELP.— LISA (@Llove2chat) May 22, 2019
Mr. Carson acts like he does not care. Very sad and destructive to those who desperately need his assistance.— Omari Ali Byrd (@omariali56) May 22, 2019
Carson did have his share of defenders, and some who felt the panelists were being too harsh:
I still believe Ben Carson can be a truly great leader in our Government. He has a lot of passion and compassion. He is extremely smart and well disciplined.— Robert John (@RobertJohn5691) May 22, 2019
Leave Ben Carson alone. Just because he’s Republican— Monet Jean (@MonetJean6) May 22, 2019
Disgraceful how these woman talked about and to Ben Carson— mariah martin (@mariahmart) May 22, 2019
Co-host Joy Behar took things a step further when she tried to explain why Carson supports President Trump.
“He’s under the influence of ‘Donald Svengali,’ who has already created this cult of mentally crazy people.” She added, “Everyone who believes Donald Trump I believe has to look a little closer.”
Carson defended his comments at the hearing during a Fox Business Network interview on Wednesday, accusing Democrats of using tactics from the book Rules for Radicals to embarrass him.
“If you read Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, that is exactly what they’re doing,” Carson told Fox Business Network.
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