"Poverty was really more a choice": Ben Carson grew up in dire poverty, hates nothing more than poverty, and really wants you to know

"Some people hate spiders and snakes, I hated poverty"

Published November 9, 2015 3:18PM (EST)

Ben Carson makes it clear that he grew up in a grim economic situation and that he hates nothing more than poverty. However, Gentle "gifted hands" Carson also makes it clear that he rose above his circumstances by realizing that poverty is "really a choice more than anything else." Watch.

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