Ben Carson: ‘America Is A Cruise Ship About To Go Over Niagara Falls’

Ben Carson has warned against voting for a third-party presidential candidate in November’s general election – arguing that doing so will create “tremendous carnage and death.”

Appearing on Fox News Monday, the retired neurosurgeon and former presidential hopeful also likened the American political system to “a cruise ship that is about to go off of Niagara Falls.”

Since pulling out of the GOP race at the beginning of March, Carson has been an outspoken supporter of presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Donald Trump and Ben Carson
Ben Carson has become a fervent supporter of Donald Trump. [Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images]
Last week, Carson even went so far as to tell reporters from The Hill that he believed Trump’s political ambitions are being driven by the will of God.

“I think he’s starting to recognize that there’s a greater power,” Carson said. “And I tell him, just last week, that I believe God is using him.”

On Monday, Carson pressed on campaigning for Trump – and his presumed divine backing – by attempting to address the potential ramifications of a third-party candidate in November’s general election.

“America right now is like a cruise ship that is about to go off of Niagara Falls with tremendous carnage and death,” he told Fox & Friends. “What you have to do first is recognize the problem, stop the ship, turn it around and then move in the other direction.”

On Sunday, America’s Libertarian Party voted in favor of nominating its most formidable presidential ticket in history. Former Republican presidential hopeful and New Mexico governor Gary Johnson has been pegged as a dangerous opponent for Trump and is expected to siphon just enough Republican votes in order to widen the lead of presumed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

According to a new survey by Gravis Marketing, Johnson is already poised to steal around six percent of the vote in swing state Virginia. Analysts say that surge in support will be enough to expand Clinton’s lead over Trump to a decisive 16 points when Virginians hit the polls in November.

Bearing that in mind, Trump has been quick to attack Libertarian Johnson and his running mate, former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld.

Weld has been a long-time critic of Trump and his supposed policy agenda, dismissing the reality TV star’s views on immigration as “racist” and likening them to those of Adolf Hitler.

For his part, Trump hit back over the weekend by insinuating that Weld did not have the right to criticize anyone due to his alleged alcoholism.

“I don’t talk about his alcoholism,” Trump said in a statement to The New York Times. “So why would he talk about my foolishly perceived fascism? There is nobody less of a fascist than Donald Trump.”

On Monday, campaign surrogate Ben Carson maintained the offensive against Johnson and Weld by arguing that a vote for the Libertarian Party in November would effectively destroy America’s future.

“I’m hoping that whoever that third-party candidate is will stop for a moment and think about what the implications are of allowing Hillary Clinton or someone like her to get in there,” Carson said. “They get two to four Supreme Court picks and completely change the nature of this country and destroy the prospects for their children and their grandchildren to have the same opportunities that they had.”

Ben Carson and Trump
Ben Carson has been campaigning heavily on Donald Trump’s behalf. [Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images]
At present, pollsters are placing Clinton just ahead of Trump in the increasingly likely November face-off between the two candidates.

According to RealClearPolitics, Clinton is currently sitting one point in front of the presumptive Republican nominee, although a recent joint survey conducted by CBS News and The New York Times claimed that Clinton maintains a slightly more comfortable lead of six points.

That being said, analysts do seem to agree that November’s supposed match-up will be one of the most unsavory in American history. According to a poll published last week by NBC News, around 54 percent of voters say they dislike Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump is even more hated, with 58 percent of voters telling pollsters they strongly disliked the presumptive GOP contender.

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