Ben Carson Pronounces Hamas like “hummus” at Jewish Forum


No matter how you feel about his ideas, nobody can argue that Ben Carson’s fumbling ineptitude at playing politics isn’t amusing. The overly-brash Donald Trump seems to get all the media coverage, but Carson’s linguistic faux-pas are equally hilarious. After all, this is the man who signed off on the line “Vote and support Ben Carson, for next president he’d be awesome,” in a wonderfully bad rapping campaign ad.

Well folks, good ol’ Ben is at is again (see, now THAT was a rhyme).

At Thursday’s Republican Jewish Coalition forum—and yes, Jehovah as my witness, a lot more of us are Republicans than you might expect—Ben Carson apparently confused the Palestinian-Islamic group “Hamas” with the delicious chickpea dip known as hummus.

As the Boston Globe’s Yanan Wang gingerly points out, Carson may have been trying to solve the Israel-Palestine dispute once and for all, as the epic tastiness of hummus seems to be the only thing both sides can agree on.

 

You be the judge:

To be fair to Carson, I don’t know anybody who pronounces either “Hamas” or “hummus” like that. It’s kind of like he didn’t know which pronunciation was correct, so he went for a hybrid of the two. Seriously, who the hell pronounces it “Hom-oss?”

Experts disagree with my assertion that the Israel-Palestine conflict can be solved with a hummus recipe contest hosted by Martha Stewart. The experts are clearly wrong.
Experts disagree with my assertion that the Israel-Palestine conflict can be solved with a hummus recipe contest hosted by Martha Stewart. The experts are clearly wrong.

‘‘Ben Carson not just concerned about Hummus terror threat, but about dire situation in Baba Ghanoush and Tabouli,’’ said one Twitter user.

“Ben Carson’s biggest issue with Hamas is that it’s too garlicky,’’ said another tweet.


Hat tip: Yanan Wang at The Boston Globe.


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Timothy Bertrand
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