On Thursday, new reports began swirling around former President Donald J. Trump, as rumors suggest that the former president’s potential pick for the 2024 vice presidency may be none other than Dr. Benjamin Carson.
An anonymous source revealed to the Calvin Coolidge Project that Carson, the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, is the “leading frontrunner” to join Trump on the GOP ticket.
Due to Carson’s existing knowledge of D.C.’s inner workings, he may hold an advantage over comparative newcomers like entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy or media icon Tucker Carlson, both of whom have been floated as rumored possibilities for the VP role. While both would serve to energize the GOP base, both would be complete newcomers to the political world.
It resonated well with many, albeit with a bit of surprise, with the possibility of a Trump-Carson ticket. One user posted on X, “Wow. Would not have guessed that. I don’t know how formidable Ben Carson would be in 2028. He’s very soft spoken. His policy positions are rock solid though. It would be hilarious to watch leftists squirm calling Trump a “white supremacist” with a black VP but that’s not really a good reason to support it, is it? L.O.L.”
Former Georgia state representative and U.S. Senate candidate Vernon Jones posted favorably about Carson as a potential VP, writing, “This would be a great choice. Dr. Ben Carson is a God-fearing patriot! #MAGA.” He also shared an image in the post quoting Carson saying, “I always pray for God’s guidance in my life and he always provides it.”
Carson has been a staunch supporter of former President Trump despite his various legal troubles and controversies. As recently as Nov. 1, he came out in support of Trump, posting a picture of himself and the former president on X.
Carson formally endorsed Trump just days prior, on Oct. 29, writing on X, “Our nation is in desperate need of strong leadership. A President who fights for the American people, our freedoms, our safety, and our future. Donald J. Trump is that leader and I am proud to give him my full endorsement for President of the United States today. Join me in this fight to Make America Great Again!”
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