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Ben Carson is an esteemed neurosurgeon — but is he now branching out into nutrition, too?

The Internet has been abuzz since Ben Carson’s speech Thursday to the Republican Jewish Coalition (the same event where Donald Trump described exactly why he loves the Jews) — due to the fact that the good doctor kept pronouncing the name of Hamas to sound more like “hummus.”

For what it’s worth, we don’t think Carson was actually confusing a designated terrorist organization with a Middle Eastern delicacy. But given his well documented difficulties grasping foreign affairs, it’s more likely he simply doesn’t know how to pronounce “Hamas” — or might not even really know who they are, which might be worse.

Click above to watch — and decide for yourself.

Video via Right Wing Watch.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, center, speaks with Speaker Nancy Pelosi behind him.

Photo by Kevin McCarthy (Public domain)

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

With the Delta variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus surging in the United States — especially in red states with large numbers of unvaccinated Americans — Capitol physician Brian Monahan is reinstituting a mask mandate for the U.S. House of Representatives. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is honoring that mandate, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, pandering to the GOP's MAGA base, is opposed. And when Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about McCarthy's opposition, she had some scathing words for the California congressman.

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