Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, went after Dr. Ben Carson on CNN’s “Crossfire” Wednesday, criticizing his use of a Nazi reference to highlight the dangers of “going along to get along” when you see the country heading in the wrong direction.
After Carson explained what he actually meant with his analogy, Strickland brought up the retired neurosurgeon’s book, “America the Beautiful,” in an attempt to frame his views as contradictory.
That’s when Carson called him out.
“Well, did you read the book?” he asked.
“I have not read the book, no,” Strickland replied.
“I rest my case,” Carson joked. “You don’t even know what the book is about. … You’re making these claims and using the fact that I write a book to back up your claims, and you haven’t even read the book.”
Strickland explained that he was merely citing the title of his book, which is a “beautiful phrase.”
“Did you ever hear the phrase that you can’t judge a book by its cover?” Carson shot back. “Do you know why people say that? Because you need to read the book.”
Watch the segment via CNN:
(H/T: Right Scoop)