By Gerry Urbanek. In an interview Monday on The Steve Malzberg Show, former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson announced that he would be serving in an “advisory capacity” in a Trump administration.
“Now, I do believe, certainly in my discussions with Donald Trump, he does love America and he does want to be successful,” Carson said. “And he will surround himself with very good people.”
As it turns out, the retired neurosurgeon revealed, he would be one of those “very good people” working alongside the billionaire front-runner should Trump win the general election.
He confirmed that he would be “doing things” within a Trump administration, elaborating only that he would be serving “in an advisory capacity.”
“That has been determined?” Malzberg asked. “When you sat down with him, that was discussed?”
Carson confirmed that he discussed the issue broadly with Trump, though he shied away from revealing any specifics. (Read more from “REVEALED: Trump Just Promised Former GOP Candidate Prominent Role in His Administration” HERE)
Carson Actively Lobbying Trump to be His Vice-Presidential Pick
Former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson stunned many when he endorsed Donald Trump for president. Just a few days later, Carson admitted he would not only be advising Trump during the presidential campaign, but could also play a possible role in a Trump administration.
Many speculated this would mean a cabinet position for the retired neurosurgeon, who has displayed a wealth of knowledge both in medicine and education. Yet it seems these speculations might have underestimated Carson.
Today it was announced that members of Carson’s campaign team are planning to meet in Palm Beach, Fla., to discuss the possibility of a Trump/Carson ticket.
The meeting, which will take place March 29, will include Ben Carson Jr., former Carson campaign chairman Robert Dees, ex-campaign manager Ed Brookover, treasurer Logan Delaney, and former senior adviser Mike Murray.
Brookover has recently joined the Trump campaign to lead a “delegate selection team,” suggesting the two sides have a strong working relationship.
According the multiple sources, the group will discuss a vice-presidential push as well as what to do with the 700,000-member mailing list Carson’s campaign compiled. (Read more from this story HERE)
Ted Cruz Pledges to Support Donald Trump Unless He Actually Shoots Someone
By Veronica Stracqualursi and Paola Chaves. Sen. Ted Cruz has vowed to support GOP front-runner Donald Trump if he secures the Republican nomination — but he has one condition.
“I can give you one example where I would no longer support Donald Trump. If for example, he were to go out on Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, I would not be willing to support Donald Trump,” Cruz said today at a press conference in Rockford, Illinois.
Cruz’s reference is to when, back in January, Trump joked at a campaign rally in Sioux Center, Iowa, that his supporters would stand behind him even if he shot someone . . .
When pressed further by reporters, Cruz argued that he is a man who keeps his word.
“I know it is a shocking concept to members of the media. A shocking concept that an elected official actually does what he said. At the outset of this campaign, I committed I will support the Republican nominee. I honor my word,” Cruz said. (Read more from “Ted Cruz Pledges to Support Donald Trump Unless He Actually Shoots Someone” HERE)