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Ben Carson on FBI Raid: ‘This Is The Way of Mao and Castro, Not Washington and Lincoln’

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BEN CARSON publicly backed Donald Trump after the FBI raid on his Florida residence. The former cabinet member of the 45th president described the event as “frightening” and compared it to the actions of former dictators such as Fidel Castro or Mao Zedong

The neurosurgeon expressed voiced his concerns via Twitter, where he assured that “never in my life did I think I would see an American law enforcement agency be run and weaponized like the FBI this evening. This is a frightening development in our modern political arena.”

In turn, he added that “Our Republic is one where we have the freedom to think, say, and believe what we want without fear of government intimidation, that includes the President. If we lose those basic freedoms, we lose it all.”

Carson also took a moment to reflect on the state of American democracy. He asserted that the raid brings the United States closer to “the way of Mao and Castro, not Washington and Lincoln.”

After being rivals during the beginning of the 2016 Republican primaries, Carson dropped out of the race and, just days later, endorsed Trump and considered him “the voice of the people to be heard.”

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Once the tycoon became president-elect, he nominated Carson as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a position the latter accepted and held until January 2021.

“I am praying for our country right now because I’m not sure anything else can fix what is transgressing. Pray for our country this evening. It can and will be saved because We the people are waking up,” the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development concluded.

As for Carson’s reference to Abraham Lincoln, it does not hurt to recall an excerpt from his inaugural address:

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

Joaquín Núñez es hincha de Racing Club de Avellaneda y licenciado en comunicación periodística por la Universidad Católica Argentina. Se especializa en el escenario internacional y en la política norteamericana // Joaquín Núñez is a fan of Avellaneda's Racing Club and has a degree in journalistic communication from the Universidad Católica Argentina. He specializes in the international scene and American politics.