Ben Carson Pushes Back on Trump’s Claim

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Sunday that arguing over President Trump’s claim that he’s the best president for African Americans since former President Lincoln “is not productive.”

ABC “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos asked Carson whether he stands by the president’s claim in a Thursday Fox News interview that he’s “done more for the black community than any other president” besides Lincoln. 

Carson responded by citing some of the administration’s accomplishments, including promoting opportunity zones, prison reform, and regular and increased funding for historically black colleges and universities.

“To get into an argument about who’s done the most probably is not productive, but it is good to acknowledge the things that have been done,” he said. 

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