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Listen: Ben Carson Jokes Mom Would've 'Taken A Gun' And Shot 'Dishonest Reporters' If She Didn't Have Alzheimer's

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:44:14 Z)

Former GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson joked in a radio interview Wednesday that "dishonest reporters" covering his failed campaign might have been the target of a mass shooting by his mother -- if she had been aware of what was going on.

Carson was speaking to the CBS Radio podcast "Brown and Scoop."

"She has Alzheimer's. She's not really cognizant of that, which is a good thing because my mother is really a fighter. She probably would have taken a gun and gone out and shot some of the dishonest reporters," Carson said.

Here the full interview:

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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