Dr. Ben Carson appeared on video today for Newsmax TV and made more than one ... let's say "startling" admission. Not the kind of thing one usually spills the beans about, I'd say. Here is the first excerpt.
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?
That's a pretty definitive statement. Carson is saying for sure that Trump promised him a role in his administration. He is implying that this was in exchange for his endorsing Trump.
But that is not all. Take that above clip with the next one from earlier in the interview, where he says he wanted to endorse someone else but didn't think anyone else was going to win.
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?
Got it? Put it all together and this is what Ben Carson is saying about his Trump endorsement: I would rather have endorsed someone else, Donald Trump engages in the politics of personal destruction, but I endorsed him anyway and he promised me a job.
Wow dude. That's a heck of an endorsement.
Believe it or not, there is more. The Newsmax article can be found here, which has the full video. It's worth clicking through and watching.
Sure makes you wonder what Chris Christie was promised, doesn't it?