Carson: Trump veep talk premature

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Carson has been rumored as a potential running mate for Trump, the current Republican front-runner. And Carson himself has previously said that he would consider Trump to be his No. 2.


But appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Carson said, “I think all things are possible, but it’s much too early to begin such conversations.”

However, Carson did name retired Gen. Robert Dees as a foreign policy adviser, after Trump said last week that part of his advice came from the Sunday shows.

Carson has seen his national security chops questioned, but said Sunday that the wide range of good advice he’s getting will be “increasingly apparent as people begin to question me about foreign policy.”

Along those lines, Carson dismissed the recent flap over the term “anchor babies” — used to describe children of noncitizens who get American citizenship by being born in the U.S. — as “silly political correctness.”

“Everyone knows what we’re talking about,” Carson said.