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Ben Carson: Trump Could Address Nation on Race, Unity This Week

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson (Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 07 June 2020 09:56 PM

President Donald Trump could address the nation this week on issues related to race and national unity, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson told CNN Sunday.

"I believe you're going to be hearing from the president this week on this topic in some detail. And I would ask you maybe to reserve judgment until after that time," Carson told Jake Tapper in reference to George Floyd’s death and the following protests around the nation.

Tapper was pressing Carson over Trump amplifying attacks on Floyd’s character after the president retweeted a clip of Candace Owens and Glenn Beck criticizing Floyd.

“Doesn’t it hurt the country and this idea we need to have dialogues and conversations and respect each other when the president is sharing and, in some cases, offering incendiary statements?” the CNN anchor said.

Many Democrats have criticized the president for his response to the protests, and some Republicans, including Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who described an attack by former defense secretary Jim Mattis on the president as “true and honest, and necessary and overdue.”

Asked if she could back Trump, Murkowski replied: “I am struggling with it. I have struggled with it for a long time.”

Trump responded forcefully:

“Few people know where they’ll be in two years from now, but I do, in the great state of Alaska ... campaigning against Senator Lisa Murkowski,” he tweeted.  

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President Donald Trump could address the nation this week on issues related to race and national unity, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson told CNN Sunday. "I believe you're going to be hearing from the president this week on this topic in some detail. And...
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