When CNN brought Dr. Ben Carson on to discuss calls by Gold Star families for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to apologize for his comments to the Khan family, the network never imagined he would say that it was the Khans who had to apologize.
When asked if Trump should apologize to Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, Carson didn’t think the issue was as one-sided as Wolf Blitzer from the “The Situation Room” made it out to be.
“I think, you know, we should clearly move on. I don’t think it would be harmful if they apologized to him and he apologized to them, but I don’t see that happening,” Carson said.
“Why should they apologize to him?” Blitzer retorted.
“Well, for one thing, you know, if you accuse someone of something that’s not true, it usually is a reasonable thing to acknowledge that,” Carson said.
“Rather than make this a one-sided issue, why don’t we all just say, ‘back off a little bit?’” he continued. “We have such important issues to deal with. Let’s just call a truce. And the best way to call a truce is to say, ‘I’m over that, you’re over that, I’m sorry if I said this, if it offended you’ … our strength as a nation is through unity. It’s not through division. Division will destroy us.”