Ben Carson At RNC: You’re Wrong To Call Trump Racist

Politico reports:

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson paused during remarks at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night to express support for the family of Jacob Blake, the Black man shot in the back by police in Kenosha, Wis., on Sunday.

Carson went on to defend Trump’s record on issues important to the Black community, saying Trump — whose recent appeals to suburban voters that he’ll protect them from an invasion of low-income housing have drawn criticism for their racial undertones — does “not dabble in identity politics.”

“Many on the other side love to incite division by claiming that President Trump is a racist,” Carson said. “They could not be more wrong. Years ago, Jesse Jackson gave Donald Trump an award for the economic opportunities he created for Black people.”