Replying to a tweet about a story reporting that Ben Carson hints he was promised a position in a potential Trump administration, MTVNews senior writer Ira Madison III quipped "House or field?"
While not explicitly stating as much, the African-American journalist was clearly referring to Carson as a slave or perhaps even n****r, as in the derogatory term "house n****r," which Urban Dictionary defines as a "black person that does their best to please white people even if it means disowning their own racial identity."
Madison was riffing off of this tweet by the Daily Beast's Andrew Kirell:
Ben Carson seems to suggest he's been promised a role in a Trump administration. http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/03/14/carson-i-ll-be-in-trump-administration.html …
House or field? https://t.co/khQR25BbJS— Ira Madison III (@ira) March 15, 2016
In a subsequent tweet, Madison wentfor the vulgar rather than the racial by tweeting this caption to a photo of Trump and Carson:
Carson: (whispers) "Mind if I touch it? And see if it’s soft?"
Carson: (whispers) "Mind if I touch it? And see if it’s soft?" pic.twitter.com/6FyUur0VgD— Ira Madison III (@ira) March 15, 2016