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Carson on Trump: ‘Are there better people? Probably’

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Ben Carson, a surrogate for Donald Trump, said on Sunday that there are “probably” better people to fill the White House than the Republican presidential front-runner.

When asked in a radio interview with John Catsimatidis why he endorsed the business mogul, Carson listed several of Trump’s qualities, including his business success, favorable image among his employees and parenting skills.

“All of that says quite a bit about a person,” Carson said. “Now, does it mean that he’s perfect? No, he has some major defects, there’s no question about it — just like the rest of us. But I think he is willing to listen to other people. He may not say that publicly because there is a humility issue there that could perhaps use some polishing.

“Nobody believes in the government anymore. Everybody believes that we are weak; we are weak on the world stage; we are not doing things that make sense economically. And he’s probably the person who is most likely to do that. Are there better people? Probably.”

Still, Carson maintained Trump was the best option partly due to the fact that he is not a member of the “political elite.”

The former neurosurgeon said Trump scares those political elites so much that they would rather see Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton in the White House.

“Well, I think the establishment in the Republican Party is scared out of their wits about the possibility of someone like Donald Trump coming in, who they don’t have control over,” Carson said.

“The established political class, both Republicans and Democrats, have been in control for decades, and I believe the established Republicans would prefer to see someone like Hillary Clinton win than they would Donald Trump, because she’s part of the established political class, is predictable and is controllable.”

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