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America's new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, fired up a bit of controversy during his first day on the job Wednesday, when he likened slaves brought to America with today's illegal immigrants.
“Saturday Night Live” cast member Leslie Jones was livid with Carlson over the comparison. Just to make sure no one missed her point, she called him “f**kface” on Twitter:
The only problem for Jones — and other “progressives” who jumped on Carson's comments — was the fact that former President Obama made exactly the same comparison.
Let's compare Carson's comments with those of Obama.
“There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”
“So, life in America was not always easy. It wasn't always easy for new immigrants. Certainly, it wasn't easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves.”
So what's the difference? Jones slams “motherf**ka” Ben Carson for acknowledging exactly what Obama said.
Incidentally, actor Samuel L. Jackson and former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton also hopped aboard the “slave train” against Carson:
Note to Samuel, Chelsea, and Leslie: Barack Obama begs to differ.