Baltimore, MD – Dr. Ben Carson, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary, set up an impromptu press conference in front of Morning Star Baptist Church of Christ in Baltimore at which he tried to defend his boss, Donald Trump, over the president’s insensitive comments about Elijah Cummings’s 7th District of Baltimore. However, neither Carson nor any of his staff had asked permission to be on the church grounds, and 71-year-old Gregory Evans—a member of the church for over 50 years—was on the site to tell Carson that he and his staff needed to get going.
Said Evans of the surprise visit: “This community needs some support on all kinds of issues—on dilapidated housing and everything else. But, all of a sudden you’re going to show up on our (church) property and not even ask permission to be here? Naw, I don’t think so.”