Carson famously doesn’t understand the world outside America and throughout the campaign he has struggled to learn about foreign affairs. The part of any Republican debate where Ben Carson is asked a question about the rest of the world is often the most entertaining—Carson talks about the world as if he’s reading from a smudged statement written on his hand.
Tonight, Carson was given a hypothetical: What if Russia were to invade Estonia, a NATO country, while he was in office?
To his credit, Carson clearly knows that Lithuania and Latvia are near Estonia, but that’s pretty much all you can say about his answer, which was otherwise completely indecipherable. “Putin is a one-horse country: oil and energy,” Carson said. Oh, and he “absolutely” would go in, starting a war with Russia.