THRUSH: Because I don't think he enjoyed the speech, right? But are you curious at all about what his experience was like? I mean, did you ‑‑ when he was elected ‑‑CARSON: Which experience?THRUSH: The experience of being ‑‑ let's just stop it at January 20, 2009, right. Was that significant for you? As somebody who sat and watched that ‑‑ I was there, I was in the crowd, right?CARSON: Mm‑hmm.THRUSH: It was a pretty interesting moment in American history, right? Did you derive any joy out of that? Any sense of pride? How did you sort of ‑‑ how did you process that?CARSON: You know, I did not. I mean, like most Americans, I was proud that we broke the color barrier when he was elected, but I also recognize that his experience and my experience are night-and-day different. He didn't grow up like I grew up by any stretch of the imagination.THRUSH: That's right.CARSON: Not even close.THRUSH: He's an "African" American as opposed to an African American.CARSON: He's an "African" American. He was, you know, raised white. Many of his formative years were spent in Indonesia. So, for him to, you know, claim that, you know, he identifies with the experience of black Americans, I think, is a bit of a stretch.THRUSH: That's interesting.
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