Trump quoted Ben Carson from his book, “My anger was pathological disease.”
Trump wrongly stated that pathological diseases cannot be cured, citing as an example that child molesters cannot be cured.
Trump is wrong about pathological disease. They can be cured.
And while most people believe that “once a child molester, always a child molester,” that might not be entirely true either.
But let’s be clear here. Trump said, erroneously, that pathological disease is incurable, just like child molestation. Child molestation is brought up as a statement about pathology, not Carson.
Was it a poor choice for an example? Yes, considering people cannot follow analogies. That’s Trump’s mistake. Put a couple of words together in the same paragraph and that’s that. “He said Carson was a child molester!”
If Trump said, pathological diseases are incurable, like certain cancers, would everyone be running around saying, “Trump said Carson has cancer!!”
No. He put Carson in the same league as other incurable pathologies.
Will this be the end of Trump?