Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Says Many Americans Are 'Stupid'

Here's some advice: Think twice about everything you say if you have even the smallest inkling that, one day, you may want to run for president.

Leading Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson failed to heed this advice.

Carson, who has taken a sizable lead over Donald Trump this week, has certainly made his fair share of dumb comments over the last few months.

Following the Roseberg, Oregon shooting, Carson said the victims should have rushed the shooter instead of just standing around.

In September, Carson said a Muslim shouldn't be president. In October, he compared women who have abortions to slave owners.

And now, Mother Jones has dug up a video proving this pattern of ridiculous comments is nothing new; rather, it's old hat for the presidential frontrunner.

In a video taken during a 2014 event, while discussing the American people, Carson says, "Many of them are stupid."

In response to the same question, Carson also says he can escape corruption and win people over, thanks to "the good Lord" and Fox News:

Even if all the media tries to shut you down—which they have tried very much to do with me. But they can't because the good Lord has provided me with mechanisms like my syndicated column and like Fox News. We'd be Cuba if there were no Fox News.

So, if you're planning on voting for Ben Carson in the 2016 election, just know he probably thinks you're a dumbass.

Check out Carson's full speech below.

Citations: Ben Carson on Americans: "Many of Them Are Stupid." (Mother Jones)