Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Ben Carson Apologizes to Donald Trump; Trump Doesn't Concur

UPDATE: I think Donald Trump apologized in his own way last night to Carly Fiorina when he said "I think she's got a beautiful face and I think she's a beautiful woman." That showed some character.

Good for Ben Carson for apologizing.
“I said something that sounded like I was questioning his faith. I really wasn’t, I was really talking more about mine,” the former physician told The Wall Street Journal Monday. “But it was said in an inappropriate way, which I recognized and I apologized for that. It’s never my intention to impugn other people.”
However, Donald Trump didn't seem to accept the apology.
Trump on Saturday continued to slam Carson on the faith issue a day after the other candidate had apologized.
"In all fairness, Ben hit me on my faith, and you don’t hit a person on his faith," Trump said. "I don’t know him, he knows nothing about me."
[emphasis added]
Appears like Donald Trump is hitting himself on his faith. Forgiveness is a hard issue for Mr. Trump.
Moderator Frank Luntz asked Trump whether he has ever asked God for forgiveness for his actions.
"I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don't think so," he said. "I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don't bring God into that picture. I don't."
Trump said that while he hasn't asked God for forgiveness, he does participate in Holy Communion.
"When I drink my little wine -- which is about the only wine I drink -- and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness, and I do that as often as possible because I feel cleansed," he said. "I think in terms of 'let's go on and let's make it right.'"
Maybe his church isn't very good at teaching the basics of Christianity or Mr. Trump isn't good at listening. In any case, Trump seems never to have said the Lord's prayer or understood the words in it if he has said it. It includes: And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. (Matthew 6:12)


MAX Redline said...

Yes, Trump never apologizes; he seems to view it as weakness. Carson has much more class, but Trump's numbers are where they are because people are fed up.

T. D. said...

He says he only apologizes when he needs to. Heh. I think you're right about why his numbers are high. Interesting that supporters include those who voted for Obama.


MAX Redline said...

Democratics are hating the D.C. establishment too.

T. D. said...

Fiorina was pretty good tonight. She's very articulate and unflappable. I was impressed.

MAX Redline said...

Carly's pretty good, I agree. Carson was not exactly at the top of his game. I found it amusing that Jeb! stood on tippy-toesduring the group-shot so that he could get his head above everyone else. Stature, after all, is important.

T. D. said...

Poor Jeb Bush. If that's what is holding his attention, he's in big trouble. Especially since he's the tallest of the group anyway. Maybe his version of "the clothes makes the man"--only it's height makes the man. :-/

I heard most people jumping on Trump for the Carly's beautiful comment, but I thought it was the closest he could come to saying he was sorry. I think Carly is beautiful, for who she is--for her persona--and reasonable in looks too.

Lincoln was beautiful for his persona. (Not that Carly is as unattractive as Lincoln was.) And though I can't bring myself to say that Winston Churchill was beautiful, he was wonderful because of his courage and ability to inspire others to be courageous.