Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says traditional politicians have long maneuvered African-American voters for their own ends.
“I think American blacks over the course of next year will begin to see that they’ve been manipulated very, very largely,” he told radio host Mike Gallagher on Tuesday.
“[It is] people telling them what they’re supposed to think and what they’re supposed to say,” Carson said. “I believe that is a dynamic that is in the process of changing.”
“More and more, I’m finding, are thinking for themselves and what works for themselves and their communities,” added Carson, who is African-American.
Carson argued the political establishment’s control over any voting demographic stems largely from media bias.