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Dr. Ben Carson to CPAC: Obama 'Trying to Destroy the Country'

Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 01:17 PM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

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Dr. Benjamin Carson, whose speech at the National Prayer Breakfast made headlines, said Saturday he is leaving medicine, and hinted at political aspirations that could even include the presidency.

The neurosurgeon, speaking at the Conservative Political Conference in Oxon Hill, Md., said he plans to end his medical career while he's still at the top of his game and focus more on his educational foundation, Carson's Scholars, reports CNN.

During his speech at CPAC, Carson further fueled talk of politics when he asked the audience hypothetically, “What if you magically put me in the White House?”

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Carson's drew cheers at the National Prayer Breakfast when he criticized the Obama administration's tax policies and Obamacare as the president looked on.

And during Saturday's speech at CPAC, Carson said people often dismiss black Republicans, like himself even though President Barack Obama and his allies are “trying to destroy the country.”

Carson said if someone wanted to ruin the United States, they “would create division among the people, encourage a culture of ridicule for basic morality and the principles that made and sustained the country, undermine the financial stability of the nation, and weaken and destroy the military. It appears coincidentally that those are the very things that are happening right now."

While the retiring physician does not give 100 percent of the blame to any one person — even Obama, his barbs were aimed at him.

Read Carson's remarks on Obamacare.

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