It seems that Ben Carson and Larry Wilmore agree on one thing at least: They don’t think much of Carson’s rap radio ads.
The GOP candidate admitted during an event in Miami on Thursday that the ads — which are being released by his campaign — might not be the best idea.
“Well, there are people in the campaign who felt that that was a good way to do things. And, you know, they’re entitled to their opinions about such things,” Carson said, according to CNN.
Carson himself gave the ads a lukewarm review, offering, “You know, I support, you know, them in doing that. But I probably would have taken a little different approach.”
In one ad that was made public on Thursday, the candidate is heard extolling the virtues of the American spirit over a rap beat, intoning, “America became a great nation early on not because it was flooded with politicians, but because it was flooded with people who understood the value of personal responsibility, hard work, creativity, innovation, and that’s what will get us on the right track now.”
Since the ad was made public, it has found its share of detractors, including Wilmore, host of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,” who attempted to critique the track but gave up after mere seconds, declaring that he “can’t listen to this sh-t.”