Appearing on CNBC’s online series “Speakeasy with John Harwood,” Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended comparing President Barack Obama to a psychopath, accusing him of lying about the unemployment rate.
“Obama, you referred to him as a psychopath,” Harwood noted. “What did you mean by that?”
“I said he reminds you of a psychopath,” Carson corrected.
“And tell me how.”
“Because they tend to be extremely smooth, charming people, who can tell a lie to your face with complete — it looks like sincerity, even though they know it’s a lie,” Carson said.
“Do you think he’s a liar?” Harwood pressed.
“Well, I think he knows full well the unemployment rate is not 5.5 percent,” Carson replied. “He knows that. He knows that people who are not well-informed will swallow it hook, line and sinker, even though they’re sitting there in the city and can’t find a job.”