After retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson formally endorsed Donald Trump for president, we are now learning that the former GOP presidential candidate has doubts about throwing his support behind the GOP frontrunner.
In an interview with Newsmax TV, Carson admitted that he only endorsed Trump because he was promised a job in the White House if he supported the billionaire businessman:
Retired neurosurgeon and former stab-happy street fighter Ben Carson truly is the gift that keeps on giving. After falling tragically silent for a spell after his presidential campaign ended, Carson reemerged last week to offer his endorsement to the candidacy ofDonald Trump because God told him to. Now, it seems Carson isn’t necessarily all that pleased with the good Lord’s will.
On Monday, he told Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg that (and I’m not kidding) he really wishes things had worked out differently, and he’d been able to endorse a different candidate. Malzberg asked Carson how he could endorse Trump after all the nasty things he’d said about Carson, and Carson chalked it up to “the politics of personal destruction,” then added the kicker:
CARSON: I have to look at what is practical and what is going to save this country and the American dream for the next generation. Is there another scenario that I would have preferred? Yes. But that scenario isn’t available.
MALZBERG: With one of the other candidates you mean?
DR. BEN CARSON: I do believe, and certainly in my discussions with Donald Trump, he does love America and he does want to be successful. And, he will surround himself with very good people.
NEWSMAX’S STEVE MALZBERG: And will one of them be Dr. Ben Carson?
Carson: I will be doing things as well, yeah.
Malzberg: In the administration.
Carson: Certainly in an advisory capacity.
Malzberg: That’s been determined? You’ve, when you sat down with him that was discussed?
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