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Ben Carson Thanks Donald Trump For 'Tremendous Help' Shielding His Lack Of Political Knowledge

Ben Carson is grateful that Donald Trump is taking up so much of the oxygen in the room so voters and the media don't have to focus on his lack of knowledge.

Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon admitted to Chuck Todd that because Donald Trump's bloviating has captured so much of the oxygen in the room, the media aren't focusing on his lack of experience or knowledge so far in the 2016 GOP presidential primary.

CHUCK TODD: You know, it's interesting, watching the rise of Donald Trump, and I know you were asked about this earlier, because you and him do share, and along with one other candidate, you're the non-politicians in the field. In fact, you and Mr. Trump are the only ones that have never run for any other office. Do you think that his rise has helped the idea of outsiders? Or does it hurt you right now as a candidate?

DR. BEN CARSON: I think it's a tremendous help. It's a tremendous aid because fewer people are talking about my lack of political experience now. And that's good because, you know, experience can come from a variety of different places. And certainly the life that you have led, you know, in my case, you know, solving complex problems, being involved in corporate America, starting a national nonprofit, you get an enormous amount of experience doing these things, particularly in solving problems. And, you know, it's an erroneous thought that only political experience is expedient.

When he says fewer people are talking about, what he means is the press is not talking about his lack of knowledge and that's true up to this point and it's helped keep his poll numbers pretty steady at this time. The press is not interested in informing America at all as you might have guessd. Read this piece by our friend Rick Perlstein on the sorry state of the presidential coverage so far.

Not many candidates would ever be willing to admit they are know nothings, but with a malleable press on hand I imagine this won't register at all because he didn't follow it up by making Nazi comparisons.

In June, his know nothingness came to the forefront after it was revealed Carson's campaign staff and Super PAC's were in tatters.

But his campaign has been marked by signs of dysfunction and amateurism, alarming supporters who privately worry that Carson’s sprawling circle of boosters is fumbling his opportunity. And, they argue, the candidate has been nonchalant about the unrest.

Two independent super PACs designed to help Carson are instead competing directly with Carson’s campaign for donations and volunteers, while campaign chairman Terry Giles resigned last month with the intention of forming a third super PAC.

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