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Trump supporter Ben Carson mocks ‘this whole transgender thing’

Trump supporter Ben Carson mocks ‘this whole transgender thing’

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Donald Trump supporter Ben Carson had some unkind things to say about transgender people during a speech to Florida delegates at the Republican National Convention,.

‘For thousands of years, mankind has known what a man is and what a woman is. And now all of a sudden we don’t know anymore,’  Carson said on Monday, according to CNN.

‘Is that the height of absurdity?,’ he asked, adding, ‘because today, you feel like a woman even though everything about you genetically says that you’re a man or vice versa?’

The retired neurosurgeon then compared being transgender with changing ethnicities.

‘Wouldn’t that be the same as if you woke up tomorrow morning after seeing a movie about Afghanistan or reading some books and said, “You know what? I’m Afghanistan. I know I don’t look that way. My ancestors came from Sweden, or something, I don’t know. But I really am. And if you say I’m not, (then) you’re racist.”‘
Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, took to Twitter  to share his surprise that a medical doctor would make such comments about people with gender dysphoria.
‘What doesn’t make sense is @RealBenCarson‘s ignorance of the medical community’s consensus about transgender people,’ Griffin said in a tweet.
Carson was part of a large pool of candidates who sought the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. He was briefly a front-runner with Trump but then faded after poor debate performances.