Ben Carson has called President Obama a lot of names. In a newly published magazine profile, he adds psychopath to that list.
The comment was published in an article in GQ, which described a conversation the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate had as he prepared to watch Obama’s State of the Union address in January.
His “image-maker” and adviser, Armstrong Williams, said as the show started: “He looks good. … He looks clean. Shirt’s white. The tie. He looks elegant.”
“Like most psychopaths,” Carson responded, according to the article. “That’s why they’re successful. That’s the way they look. They all look great.”
Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon known for his strident criticism of the Obama administration, is weighing a presidential bid.
But the political newcomer has also found himself in hot water for past off-the-cuff remarks. Earlier this month, he apologized after saying in a CNN interview that inmates’ behavior in prisons proves that homosexuality is a choice.