Claiming he received a sign from God, former GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson endorses Donald Trump.
Mediaite reports that at a press conference Friday in which Carson announce his endorsement of Donald Trump, Carson was asked what part God played in his decision to back the real estate titan-turned-presidential frontrunner. Carson replied that there had been all sorts of signs from God, including a vision that came to an unidentified friend, then added that Hillary Clinton is of the devil:
Reporter: You said throughout your life God has led you to your most important decisions. This truly is an important decision. Did God lead you to Donald Trump?
Carson: I prayed about it a lot, and I got a lot of indications, people calling me that I haven’t talked to for a long time saying, I had this dream about you and Donald Trump — I mean, just amazing things…
After meandering a bit Carson then launches into an attack on Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, declaring:
Hillary Clinton was a great friend of Saul Alinsky. On a first-name basis with him as a student. He wrote the book “Rules for Radicals” and if you haven’t read it, I recommend that you read it, and see the kinds of things that are recommended to change, fundamentally change, this nation from the great success we have to a socialist country. And 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.
While it is not surprising for a Christian conservative to compare Hillary Clinton to the devil, Carson’s endorsement is puzzling to many, especially given the fact that Trump had savagely attacked Carson on the campaign trail.
The Hill reports Carson’s decision to endorse Trump has divided his supporters, with many expressing shock and anger over the move on social media, with many supporters expressing their frustration on Carson’s Facebook page Friday. One wrote:
Can’t believe you chose to support the one candidate who mocks God and is definitely not a Christian. Very disappointed in you and have lost much respect.
I voted for you even though I knew you wouldn’t win my area’s primary. Confusing why you would support a person who mocks God by saying he doesn’t have to ask for forgiveness and disparages minorities including the disabled and women.
Honestly I feel used. I feel like you sold out. You speak of Party as if it has relevance in the kingdom. I am hurt and feel like you have used the flag of Christ to sell out for political gain. I will never support Donald Trump.
Maybe instead of blaming Carson, those conservative Christians should blame God. After all, according to Carson, Trump is now God’s candidate.
Watch Carson speak at Friday’s press conference –https://youtu.be/y-fFTlup4P4?t=52m11s