During his appearance on MSNBC, Carson referenced a debunked right-wing theory that says that Trump couldn’t have assaulted one of the women, Jessica Leeds, on an airplane in the 70s because the armrest wouldn’t have been able to move. Then, he pivoted from smearing the women to suggesting sexual assault isn’t important because we have national debt.
Before “nations fall,” Carson said, “they take their eye off the ball, start engaging in things that really don’t matter that much. Not that, you know, sexual language and abuses is not important, but when you are talking about the train going off the cliff, you really need to deal with that first.”
“You seem to suggest this morning in your interview with the description of the first class cabin and previous interviews that these women are lying,” Katty Kay said. “The real reason women who have been sexually abused don’t come forward is precisely this, all too much they’re accused of being liars. Are you saying these women are lying?”
Instead of answering the question, Carson demanded that Kay’s mic be cut off.
“Hey, can you turn her microphone off, please?” he said. “Turn her microphone off so I can talk.”
Yeah how dare she question Ben Carson, doesn't she realize she's just a woman?
I swear the more of these allegations that come out the harder it is becoming for Trump's surrogates to hold it together.
I think Katty Kay made a pretty good point.
Yeah defending against misogynistic tendencies by demonstrating misogynistic tendencies does seem a little counterproductive.I'm not sure that ordering the silence of a woman is a great way to win back women voters who are fleeing Trump. Just a suggestion. https://t.co/CCT5RSHIyd— Katty Kay (@KattyKayBBC) October 14, 2016