CNN's Brianna Keilar to Ben Carson: "Where Are You Hanging Out" That You Hear "Locker-Room Talk" Like Trump's?


CNN's Brianna Keilar wonders where Dr. Ben Carson "hangs out" that he hears people speaking in language like that used by Donald Trump on the set of Access Hollywood in 2005.

BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN: Why call it "locker room talk"?

DR. BEN CARSON: Call it whatever you need to call it to make it feel good to you. But the fact of the matter is, I've been in lots of place growing up and listening to people tell great tales of sexual conquest. It is an immature thing to do--

KEILAR: Dr. Carson, you said: 'Say whatever you need to say to make it feel good to me, or maybe to the viewer.' But that's not really the viewer's job. To come up with some way to characterize this to make it feel good for them. Why did you call it "locker room talk"?

CARSON: Don't mischaracterize, if you mind, what I'm saying. What I am saying is that that kind of banter goes around all the time. Is it the right kind of thing to do? Absolutely not. Is it the kind of thing that I've done? Absolutely not.

KEILAR: So you've heard people talking about this?

CARSON: Of course. Are you kidding me?

KEILAR: Where are you hanging out --with whom are you hanging out that you hear people talking like that?

CARSON: I -- As I was growing up, people were always trying to talk about their sexual conquests, trying to make themselves appear like a cassanova. I'm surprised you haven't heard that, I really am.

KEILAR: I haven't heard it, and I know a lot of people who haven't heard it.

CARSON: Well maybe that's the problem. Maybe that's the problem.

KEILAR: The problem is that I haven't heard--

CARSON: Maybe that's the problem. But whether they've heard it of not. The issue is the train that is going off the cliff. After we save the country, after we keep the train from going off the cliff, I would welcome, quite frankly, a discussion of morality in this country. I think it would be a wonderful thing if we bring back our Judeo-Christian values once again. I think it could do nothing but help us. I would be all in favor of that.

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