Donald Trump is now officially in the market for a suitable running mate who will run as his Vice President in the general election. And like many candidates, Trump has decided to form a committee to help him select the best person. He has decided to make failed GOP Presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson the chairman of that committee.
You remember Dr. Carson. He’s the guy who said on the campaign trail:
- “My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain. Now all the archaeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs’ graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big if you stop and think about it. And I don’t think it’d just disappear over the course of time to store that much grain.”
- “The current Members of Congress have a combined 8,700 years of political experience. Are we sure political experience is what we need? Every signer of the Declaration of Independence had no federal elected office experience. What they had was a deep belief that freedom is a gift from God.”
- “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”
- “A lot of people who go into prison straight and when they come out, they’re gay, so did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.”
Trump informed the New York Times:
“I think on the committee I’ll have Dr. Ben Carson and some other folks.”
The presumptive GOP nominee also said he would most likely be seeking a running mate who has political experience:
“I’m more inclined to go with a political person. I have business very much covered.”
Appearing on CNN yesterday, Trump was asked if Ohio Governor John Kasich would be on his shortlist of potential Veeps. Ohio is seen as crucial to Republican chances in November. Trump replied:
“I would be interested in vetting John. I like John. I’ve had a good relationship with John. I’ve gotten along with him well.”
For his part, Kasich has said on several occasions that there is “zero chance” he would agree to be on a ticket with Trump.
If you’re interested in seeing more of the crazy stuff that has come out of Ben Carson’s mouth, take a look at this video:
This article was originally published by the same author at BipartisanReport.com.