Carson: Trump veep talk premature

Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonBen Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist Senior Trump administration official to leave post next week Harris, Ocasio-Cortez pitch bill to increase housing assistance for individuals with criminal record MORE, the retired neurosurgeon running for the GOP presidential nomination, said Sunday that it was premature to talk about a potential partnership with Donald TrumpDonald John Trump5 things to know about Boris Johnson Conservatives erupt in outrage against budget deal Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota MORE.

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.