From the August 3 edition of CNN's Wolf:
WOLF BLITZER (HOST): Should Donald Trump apologize to those parents?
BEN CARSON: I think we should clearly move on. I don't think it would be harmful if they apologized to him and he apologized to them. But I don't see that happening.
BLITZER: Why should they apologize to him?
CARSON: Well, for one thing, if you accuse someone of something that's not true, it usually is a reasonable thing to acknowledge that.
BLITZER: So what you would like to see is an apology from those parents? Is that what you're saying?
CARSON: I would say rather than make this a one-sided issue, why don't we all just say, “back off a little bit.” We have such important issues to deal with, and let's just call a truce. And the best way to call a truce is simply to say, “I'm over that, you're over that, I'm sorry I said this if it offended you.” The other side, “I'm sorry if I said that.” Because that's not our issue. Our strength as a nation is through unity. It's not through division. Division will destroy us. A house divided against itself cannot stand. That's what we need to be be concentrating on. Not these peripheral issues that don't mean anything. We just seem to be addicted to things that don't mean anything.