Ben Carson Cites Reason to Be 'Very Happy' If Melania Trump's Speech Similar to Michelle Obama's

The former presidential candidate disagrees that Melania Trump plagiarized.

Carson, who said he doesn’t believe the speech was plagiarized, blamed the public outcry on people he says are bent on “creating controversy” and not “promoting harmony."

"I don’t think they were plagiarized. I know there are general principles that are very valuable to American and, of course, to express those principles you’re going to use similar language,” he said. "Again, I think we spend way too much time trying to create controversy and if we spent equal amount of time trying to promote harmony, I think we’d be a much stronger country.”