Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson had one of his moments on Monday, saying that slaves who were brought to America were basically “immigrants.” Samuel L. Jackson responded on Twitter as only Samuel L. Jackson could.
OK!! Ben Carson….I can’t! Immigrants ? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAFUKKA PLEASE!!!#dickheadedtom
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) March 6, 2017
Want to guess whose side Twitter came down on?
@SamuelLJackson This is the facial expression I pictured when reading this tweet.
Samuel L. Jackson is a fucking gift to the world. Thanks pic.twitter.com/rP5MBqqftT
— Khal Antifarino (@ElDudeAbides215) March 6, 2017
@SamuelLJackson Did someone give that guy a lobotomy when no one was looking? WTactualF?!?!
— Colette Baty (@my_bijutsu) March 6, 2017
@SamuelLJackson it blows my mind that Ben Carson is an MD, with all the stupid shit that comes out of his mouth.
— Jeff (@JeffInVanBC) March 6, 2017
@SamuelLJackson Carson needs to “go the fuck to sleep”
— manny barot (@mannybarot) March 6, 2017
@SamuelLJackson I can’t possibly say anything as eloquent as Mr Samuel Jackson said. If America had knights we’d be calling him Sir Samuel
— Mario Velarde (@MarioV7) March 6, 2017
@SamuelLJackson Ben probably believes the shackles they were wearing were actually SEATBELTS for their safety in the bottom of those ships!
— Diana Prince (@LassoTruth) March 6, 2017
One person caught Carson’s remark that slaves “had a dream” that their descendants “might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”
— Dyan Traynor (@dyantraynor) March 6, 2017
Yeah. Odds are the dream of Africans who were brought to America as slaves was to get home to Africa and freedom. Carson has apparently never seen Amistad.
You just never know what you’re going to get from Carson, but you can largely guess what you’ll get from Jackson, and once again he didn’t disappoint. Carson may be the surgeon, but Jackson did all the cutting on this one.