Ben Carson, renowned Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and erstwhile presidential hopeful, made one of his classic similes during a Memorial Day appearance on Fox & Friends.
Just in case anyone thought the upcoming presidential election was low stakes, Carson informed Fox viewers that the United States “right now is like a cruise ship that is about to go off of Niagara Falls with tremendous carnage and death.”
That’s what he said:
BEN CARSON: America is like a cruise ship that is about to go off of Niagara falls with tremendous carnage and deathhttps://t.co/cVRp45XbJq
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) May 30, 2016
This isn’t Carson’s first dire prediction for the near future of the country. (You may recall he once wondered aloud whether “so much anarchy going on” could cancel elections in 2016.) This vision of “tremendous carnage and death,” though, strikes a contrast with Carson’s more optimistic recent statements about the next four years.
When asked about now-presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s fitness for the presidency, Carson displayed nerves of steel. “Even if Donald Trump turns out not to be such a great president, which I don’t think is the case, I think he’s going to surround himself with really good people,” Carson said. “But even if he didn’t, we’re only looking at four years as opposed to multiple generations, and perhaps the loss of the American dream forever.”
In other words, how much damage could an inept president do in four years? I mean, the country’s just a cruise ship headed over a waterfall.