Carson: Baltimore Unrest Wasn’t ‘a Racial Issue’

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson decried the framing of recent Baltimore tensions as race-based in a speech at the Iowa Republican Party’s Lincoln Dinner on Saturday.

“I don’t think it was a racial issue,” Carson said. “The mayor of the city is black … many in the police force are black.”

Carson, a 2016 Republican candidate for the White House, said he was tired of “divisiveness” in politics.