BEN CARSON: SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Ben Carson has a long history of making inappropriate analogies, ahistorical statements, and jokes about Nazis and the Holocaust. Most notably, he once told a joke involving concentration camps while sharing a stage with a Holocaust survivor, moments after witnessing the survivor receive an honorary degree. The Anti-Defamation League and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have condemned Carson’s comments. Ben Carson also has praised W. Cleon Skousen, who cited anti-Semitic sources. Additionally, Keith Ablow, who hosted a fundraiser for Ben Carson, wrote a column criticizing Jews for not doing more to resist during the Holocaust.
The red flags about Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson: