CNN's Wolf Blitzer quizzed Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson on Rupert Murdoch's tweet that he would be a "real black president" and demanded to know if Carson himself believes President Obama is a "real black president."
Carson replied Obama is indeed black and the president.
WOLF BLITZER, CNN: [Rupert Murdoch]'s suggesting that President Obama is not a real black president? At least he did in that initial --
BEN CARSON: Everybody's entitled to their opinion. I believe what he was making reference to was the fact that here was a man who was a black president that the black community was very excited about who came in and whose policies have not really elevated the black community. Has not been beneficial. There's more unemployment, more poverty, and I believe that's what he was really referring to.
BLITZER: You believe the president is a real black president, right?
CARSON: I wouldn't even get into such a conversation.
BLITZER: It's a simple conversation. Is President Obama a real black president?
CARSON: Well, he's the president and he's black.
BLITZER: So he's a real black president?
CARSON: Again, we're dealing with semantics, as you know. I'm the last person who wants to play around with semantics and political correctness. Rupert Murdoch said what he said. He apologized because people took it the wrong way. I think there are so many more important issues to deal with.