Ben Carson Speaks of Lucifer in Bizarre RNC Speech

Source: AP
Source: AP

Vanquished presidential hopeful Ben Carson delivered a bizarre speech Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where he seemingly claimed Hillary Clinton admires Lucifer.

Carson made the connection between Clinton and Lucifer through Saul Alinsky, a community organizer who Clinton wrote her senior college thesis about. 

Carson claimed Alinsky called Lucifer "the original radical who gained his own kingdom," and said Clinton's ties to Alinsky mean she can't be trusted.

"This is a nation where every coin in our pocket and every bill and our wallets has 'In God We Trust.' So, are we willing to elect someone as president who has, as their role model, somebody who acknowledges Lucifer? Think about that," Carson said, to loud cheers.

Carson — who was known throughout his short-lived presidential bid for his strange remarks and often idiosyncratic delivery — added that Clinton would push a "secular progressive agenda" that is "antithetical to the principles of the founding of this nation."

"I hate political correctness because it is antithetical to the founding principles of this country and the secular progressives use it to make people sit down and shut up while they change everything," Carson said. "It is time for us to stand up and shout out about what we believe in."

Read more:
• Chris Christie Held RNC Mock Trial Against Hillary Clinton, Who Had the Perfect Response
• #NeverTrump Movement Openly Grieves on Twitter in Wake of Trump's Nomination
• Donald Trump Is Officially the Republican Presidential Nominee

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Emily C. Singer

Emily C. Singer, née Cahn, is a senior writer for Mic covering politics. She is based in New York and can be reached at esinger@mic.com

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