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Brody File Video Exclusive: Ben Carson Warns Media and Political Class: 'I'm Not Going to Take the Bait'

Dr. Ben Carson tells The Brody File that if he runs for president of the United States you won’t see him lose his cool.

“I think some of the people on the political scene get a little frustrated sometimes because I’m not going to take the bait. I’m not going to get angry. It’s just not going to happen.” Watch the clip below.

For those who know Ben Carson’s amazing story (just Google, “Gifted Hands”), you’ll recall that as a troubled youngster in Detroit he had a major anger problem. At 14, he almost killed another student after trying to stab him during an argument.

The knife blade broke on the kid’s belt buckle. He then ran home, locked himself in the bathroom with a Bible, and prayed to God about his temper.

In The Bible that day he found this passage from the book of Proverbs: "Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city."

The rest is history. Here’s what he tells me in our interview:

“When I walked out of that bathroom I was a different person, never had another anger problem since that day. Some people say you just learn how to cover it up but when the Lord fixes a problem, He fixes it. He doesn’t do a paint job. And that has made a huge difference in my life because it’s virtually impossible to make me angry now.”

Watch the video clip below along with a transcription.

The Brody File did this interview a couple weeks ago with Carson but we’re releasing a few clips before the full television report on Dr. Carson that will air December 11t across the country on The 700 Club. Watch it on the ABC Family Channel.

By the way, a new CNN/ORC International Poll shows Carson placing SECOND, only behind Mitt Romney in a possible GOP presidential field (By the way, Romney says he has no interest in running again).

MANDATORY COURTESY: CBN NEWS/THE BRODY FILE

Ben Carson: People who are angry all the time tend to be selfish people. They’re always thinking about themselves. ‘Somebody did this to me, somebody took my thing, they’re in my space: me, my and I.’ And if you step out of the center of the equation and let it be about somebody else, you won’t be angry all the time.

And when I walked out of that bathroom I was a different person, never had another anger problem since that day. Some people say you just learn how to cover it up but when the Lord fixes a problem, He fixes it. He doesn’t do a paint job.

And that has made a huge difference in my life because it’s virtually impossible to make me angry now. I think some of the people on the political scene get a little frustrated sometimes because I’m not going to take the bait. I’m not going to get angry. It’s just not going to happen.

Carson: I think, first of all Americans have to recognize that we, the American people are not each other’s enemies. The enemies are those people who try to divide everybody up, who try to incite people to anger and to hatred.

For instance, a lot of the people who like to incite others to create division. A good example would be somebody who is pro-life. The inciters would come along and say ‘You’re anti-women, you hate women’ and they try to get women to hate you when in fact you love women, you just happen to also love life and love babies. But that’s how they try to create the divisions.

Somebody who is pro-traditional family, they’ll come up and say, ‘He’s a homophobe, they hate gay people, they’re nasty’ and they just try to incite into all this stuff really to further their own agenda. I don’t think they even believe it to be honest with you.

I think we have to encourage people to talk because instead of getting into their respective corners and reacting to all this hate speech, let’s actually talk about the issue.

And the reason a lot of those hateful people don’t want to talk is because they’ve been reading a book by Saul Alinsky called, “Rules for Radicals,’ which says never have a conversation with your enemies because that humanizes them and your job is to demonize them.

And that’s what we see, all around us, people demonizing each other and as Jesus famously said, ‘A house divided against itself cannot stand.’

(On what his presidential administration would look like)

David Brody: If you were going to run for president what would a Ben Carson campaign look like based on your answer there because it seems like you would be the voice of reason guy or the head of the logic party, as you like to say. But what would that look like to you?

Carson: It would look like an organization that’s interested in the American people and what’s good for the nation, not what’s good for one party or the other party and certainly not what’s good for special interest groups.

This is what we’ve turned into. We would advocate for a nation where the government conforms to the will of the people, not to where the people conform to the will of the government, which is what we have now. It is not what was intended by the people who founded our nation.

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