Ben Carson’s Lucifer References Stole The Show At RNC

Going completely off-script, the former neurosurgeon called Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton a disciple of Satan.

Former presidential candidate and perpetually confused Donald Trump surrogate, Ben Carson, returned to political limelight on the second night of Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, where he attacked Hillary Clinton in the most bizarre (and perhaps the most original) way.

The (re)tired neurosurgeon, known for his strange remarks throughout his short-termed gig for presidency, essentially called the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, a disciple of Satan.

Carson began his six-minute speech by claiming he isn’t politically correct and that he hates political correctness.

As is usual for everyone speaking at the GOP convention, he too praised his formal tormentor and current friend, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Calling the attacks on the business mogul “dishonest,” Carson continued to shun all of Trump's enemies.

However, his speech, which sounded a little unhinged already, went completely off rails when he departed from the prepared remarks sent to the press ahead of time.

“Now, one of the things that I have learned about Hillary Clinton is that one of her heroes, her mentors was Saul Alinsky,” said Carson, prompting loud boos from the Quicken Loans Arena. “And her senior thesis was about Saul Alinsky.”

The devout Seventh-Day Adventist then made a connection between Alinsky  a community organizer  and Lucifer by saying that Alinsky wrote a book called “Rules for Radicals” to acknowledge Satan.

“This is a nation where every coin in our pockets and every bill in our wallet says, ‘In God We Trust,’” Carson said. “So are we willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer?””

He also prophesized an ominous future if Clinton becomes president, as she would push a “secular progressive agenda” that is “antithetical to the principles of the founding of this nation.”

As disturbing and strange as it may sound, the biblical declaration is not entirely shocking coming from Carson, who once said he would look at “the fruit salad of their life” while electing a new justice to nominate for the Supreme Court.

This is what Twitterati had to say about the speech.








At least one thing is for certain, unlike Melania Trump, Carson did not plagiarize his speech.


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