WATCH: Ben Carson Speaks Out Against ‘Intolerance’ on the Left; Says he Wants Americans to Have ‘Rational Conversation’

Former Republican presidential candidate Dr Ben Carson. (Picture: Lynne Sladky)
Former Republican presidential candidate Dr Ben Carson. (Picture: Lynne Sladky)

Former Republican presidential candidate Dr Ben Carson has hit out at the left in America for trampling on free speech.

“They [the left] don’t want to hear anything that even resembles opposition to what they have to say,” Dr Carson said during an interview with Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co.

The pediatric neurosurgeon and author was discussing an exchange he had recently with actress Whoopi Goldberg on panel show The View, in which he was attacked for his endorsement of Donald Trump.

“You want to talk about intolerance … that’s where you see it. And that’s one of the things I mentioned on The View. I said First Amendment rights are incredibly important, they’re foundational in this country and where do you see them being trampled on?

You see it at Trump rallies. You don’t see it at Hillary Clinton rallies or at Bernie Sanders rallies. This comes only from the left and they’re unwilling and unable to even understand the concept that they’re being unfair.”

Dr Carson said he wants to change the harsh divide that sometimes exists between the left and the right in America.

“What I hope to do at some point is bring America to a point where we’re willing to engage in rational conversation,” Dr Carson told Stuart Varney.

“We’d lay our points on the table. We’d discuss our differences. But, we don’t become enemies about it. We don’t try to demonise each other about it. We have to reach that level of maturity. And if we don’t reach it we will destroy ourselves.”

SOURCE: Fox News