Ben Carson, one of the 2016 GOP Presidential candidate sat down with CNN’s Jim Acosta on State of the Union program Sunday August 23.
Acosta asked Carson about comments he recently made about possibly using drones at the southern border in order to help Border Patrol agents with surveillance. Acosta attempted to imply that Ben Carson wants to use drone strikes to kill illegals crossing the border.
Clearly Carson hadn’t said and had some choice words for the media.
Carson said, “It was quite clear what I was talking about. I said that drones are excellent for surveillance. You know, along that border we have miles and miles of fences, and you know I went there last week and didn’t see any border patrol people … So drones can help with the surveillance, and no way did I suggest that drones be used to kill people. And I said that to the media at the time. I said you guys, some of you are going to to be saying that Carson wants to use drones to kill people on the border, and how ridiculous, and [said]
I hope that at some point we have responsible media which actually to focus on the problem. We have a huge security risk there.
…66% of that border, it is not under our control