On Monday, Dr. Ben Carson spoke on rumors that he had been contacted regarding a possible vice-presidential candidacy with former President Donald Trump. Carson wasn’t willing to discuss specific discussions with Trump but highlighted their shared commitment to “saving this country.”
The former secretary of Housing and Urban Development broke his silence on rumors connecting him to the vice-presidential role while speaking on Fox News.
He was unwilling to give details about his specific conversations with Trump and made his position clear.
“I don’t want to talk about what we’ve talked about, but we’ve talked about what can we do to save this country, and that we will work together to make sure that America remains America,” he said, expressing his concerns about the state of American politics.
Carson likened some actions taken by the Biden administration to those of authoritarian regimes, saying, “These are things that occur in China and Russia and Cuba. Those are not things that are supposed to occur in this country. And we should be alarmed.”
Carson was also asked whether support for Trump is growing within the black community, responding “Absolutely” and discussing the notable change in racial demographics at political gatherings.
“I used to go to places and be the only black face,” he said. “Not anymore, not by a long shot.”
Carson said that the policies of the Trump administration were the biggest factor in the shift in support, saying, “The things that they enacted were extremely positive. The opportunity zones, HBCU support, all of these things were fantastic.”
Carson is one of the numerous candidates in serious consideration for the vice presidential role in a possible Trump administration. Others include Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who is Trump’s only remaining Republican primary contender.
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