May 1, 2016
Ben Carson States Why He Supports Trump

Ben Carson has accomplished a lot in his career as a neurosurgeon. Currently aged 64, he is one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons in the world, with his accomplishments, including the separation of conjoined twins and developing a technique to control seizures. In May of last year, he announced that he would be running for president.

However, his skills didn't translate very well in politics, especially going against a vicious opponent like Donald Trump in the Republican race. According to Politico, he recently stated that he supported Donald Trump because of science. The following was his statement as reported by the site.

"I fully support him, but, you know, what I was saying is that I'm pragmatic. You know, I've grown up in the world of science, where, you know, we do things based on evidence and on facts, and when you look at the pathway that the other people have, it only works through a brokered convention."
Donald Trump shakes hands with candidate Ben Carson as he receives his endorsement, March 11, 2016, Palm Beach, Florida. [Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images]
Donald Trump shakes hands with candidate Ben Carson as he receives his endorsement, March 11, 2016, Palm Beach, Florida. [Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images]Speaking about brokered conventions, Ted Cruz and John Kasich agreed to cede states to each other about a week ago so as to deny Trump the opportunity to win the required number of delegates to secure a win on a first ballot at the Republican National Convention in July.

Ben Carson spoke about the aforementioned alliance, saying that it showed both candidates were too ambitious to be presidents. The following was his exact statement.

"The fact of the matter is people who are very ambitious and who will do whatever it takes in order to achieve their goal are people that probably should not be president of the United States,"
Ben Carson, who pulled out of the presidential race has recently been involved in a number of endeavors, mostly aligned with Christianity and even asked Donald Trump to read the Bible. The following was his statement as reported by Christian Today.
"I would say read the Bible and pray and learn how to put yourself in other people's shoes. That's what did it for me. As many people know, I used to have a pretty horrible temper. I came to understand that the temper that it takes to stab another youngster, that to lash out at people, was not a sign of strength but rather a sign of weakness,"
This was during an interview with WABC. He also added that Trump should work on his image and how to improve existing policies in order to be successful in the difficult campaign trail.

In addition, he highlighted that people should not expect perfection from the candidates as in reality, no one is perfect, pointing out that people had a tendency to obsess over every word used by a candidate, saying one should give an allowance. The following was his actual statement.

"There's no one who is perfect. A lot of people in the media, they expect perfection. You're supposed to be perfect. And if you're not 'oh my gosh. What are you doing here?' So it's not just one person. It's sort of a culture that we've developed and it's saying that to say that you're wrong is a sign of weakness which is crazy. Everybody can be wrong. There is no perfect person,"
Ben Carson arriving for a Trump for President reception with guests [Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images]
Ben Carson arriving for a Trump for President reception with guests [Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images]That said, Ben Carson's name on the New York Republican contest ballot held about two weeks ago caused a bit of confusion, as he had already pulled out of the race. According to Tom Connolly, spokesperson for the Board of Elections, Ben Carson didn't act fast enough to ensure his name was removed from the ballot. However, all votes for him were to be considered void, as Carson had successfully submitted the requisite application for the nullification.

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