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Carson Admits Trump Offered Him Goodies For Endorsement

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So much for Ben Carson’s endorsement of Donald Trump being directed by God.

Carson, who said he “prayed a lot” for guidance before selecting Trump for his endorsement, may have had some more mundane motivations for his decision. He admitted in an interview with Steve Malzberg of Newsmax that he and Trump sat down for a talk where they discussed Carson working in Trump’s administration. Not only that, but Carson admitted that he wished he wouldn’t have had to endorse Trump.

The conversation went like this:

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?

Carson: Yeah.

That was the prelude to this:

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.

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?

Carson: Yes.

“We have to have a representative of honesty, integrity, someone who is not a politician who just does things that are politically expedient and doesn’t really care too much about what is right.”

Ben Carson, quoting his supporters’ statements about him

When endorsing Trump, Carson had stated that people should read Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals, asserting, “If you haven’t read it, I actually recommend that you read it. The dedication page of that book says ‘Dedicated to Lucifer, the original radical who gained his own kingdom.’ I don’t want anything to do with anything like that.”

In the beginning of March, protesting he would not leave the presidential race, Carson stated, “We still have millions of Americans who are saying on Facebook, ‘You cannot leave us. We have to have a representative of honesty, integrity, someone who is not a politician who just does things that are politically expedient and doesn’t really care too much about what is right.’”

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