Newfound conservative hero Dr. Benjamin Carson appeared on Fox’s Your World this afternoon to respond to his detractors who’ve called his National Prayer Day speech before the president “inappropriate” and “offensive” given the apolitical nature of the event.
Asked how the president initially reacted to the speech, Dr. Carson told host Neil Cavuto that Obama “came over to me and said he appreciated my speech and he admired me and took my hand and didn’t squeeze too hard.”
“What do you mean? One of those fishy hand shakes?” Cavuto inquired.
“It was a good handshake,” Carson replied.
Cavuto asked the doctor, who came dressed in a white lab coat, to address his critics who’ve accused him of using the event to “showboat” before the president. “What we need to do is we need to be able to discuss intelligent ways of solving the multitude of problems that threatens to destroy our nation,” Carson said, “and there are a group of people who would like to silence everybody and have everybody go along to get along, but that’s not going to be very helpful for news the long run.”
He added: “Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies.”