It wasn’t God, it was selfish ambition that motivated Ben Carson to endorse Donald Trump.
After originally claiming he endorsed Donald Trump because he received a sign from God, Ben Carson now admits he sold his endorsement after being promised a position in a future Trump administration.
Dr. Ben Carson, who endorsed Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy last Friday, now says he didn’t want to endorse Trump, but Trump promised him a position in his future administration in exchange for the endorsement..
On Monday, Carson told the conservative online site NewsMax TV that Trump was never his first choice, but that Trump had promised him a position in a future administration.
Appearing on “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Monday, Carson said he was assured by the billionaire candidate that he would be “doing things” in at least an “advisory capacity” during a Trump administration.
In the interview, Carson implied Trump had promised him a role in his administration. Talking Points Memo reports on the conversation:
“[Trump] will surround himself with very good people,” the retired neurosurgeon said.
“And will one of them be Dr. Ben Carson?” Malzberg asked.
“I will be doing things as well, yeah,” Carson responded.
When pressed whether the role would be “in the administration,” Carson said it would be “certainly in an advisory capacity.”“That’s been determined? When you sat down with him that was discussed?” Malzberg asked.
“Yes,” Carson said. When the host asked whether he was offered a Cabinet role, Carson said the details are still “very liquid” and declined to offer specifics.
Think Progress reports Carson may be guilty of a felony, noting:
Federal law expressly prohibits candidates from directly or indirectly promising “the appointment of any person to any public or private position or employment, for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy.” The penalty for violations could include fines or a year in jail — two years if the violation was willful.
Bottom line: Carson may or may not have committed a crime for selling his endorsement. However, one thing is certain, despite all the Christian posturing, when push comes to shove, Carson is just another sleazy politician looking out for himself. One almost feels sorry for all the gullible rubes who believed in the fraud.
Watch Ben Carson discuss his endorsement of Donald Trump below –