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Ben Carson Hurts Obama’s Feelings

By on 4.15.14 | 4:38PM

Apparently Ben Carson managed to chip at President Obama's ego during last year's National Prayer Breakfast, as revealed by the Daily Caller.

The information came from confessions in Carson’s new book One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future:

“He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of the program, I received a call from some of the prayer breakfast organizers saying that the White House was upset and requesting that I call the president and apologize for offending him. I said that I did not think that he was offended and that I didn’t think that such a call was warranted.”

“Many have commented that the president appeared to be uncomfortable during my speech, but I was not paying particular attention to him or his reactions, as my comments were really directed more at the American people than the people on the dais,” Carson recalls. “At the conclusion of the program, the president approached me to shake my hand and thank me for my participation.”

No, Carson isn’t presidential material, but his audacity both at the breakfast and in ignoring the White House’s request for an apology shows he has a real backbone beneath his suit.

To be honest, he should have called the president—to once again express his distaste for Obamacare and political correctness.

But seriously, the president’s people called up a speaker because some offense was taken? Next thing he’ll be calling on Mom to ward off Fox News.

This isn't the first time a president got dissed publicly. Obama needs to grow some thicker skin. 

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