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The Daily BeastMay 22, 2019
Ben Carson Blames Democrats' ‘Alinsky' Tactics for His ‘Oreo' Moment
The morning after Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson embarrassingly confused a basic real-estate term with a famous cookie during a contentious House hearing, the former neurosurgeon claimed the Democratic lawmakers who grilled him were taking their cues from community activist Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals.

Carson made national headlines Tuesday when he, the secretary of housing, appeared confused by various real-estate terms. At several points, he asked Democratic congresswomen to explain fundamental terminology for him.

During an unsurprisingly sympathetic interview with Fox Business Network's Stuart Varney on Wednesday morning, the Trump official complained that news networks only picked "sound bites that they can use to ridicule" before blaming his highly mocked "Oreo" moment on his "difficulty hearing" Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA).

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