Carson: 'Better People' Than Trump? 'Probably'

Candidate also 'has some major defects,' and 'humility issue'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2016 11:59 AM CDT
Carson: 'Better People' Than Trump? 'Probably'
Ben Carson speaks after announcing he will endorse Donald Trump during a news conference at the Mar-A-Lago Club, Friday, March 11, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

With friends like Ben Carson, Donald Trump might think about investing in some new ones. As the Hill reports, the onetime presidential rival and current supporter of the Donald was asked in an interview about his endorsement and began ticking off credentials such as Trump's business acumen, before concluding that "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." As for strengthening the government, "he’s probably the person who is most likely to do that. Are there better people? Probably." (More Ben Carson stories.)

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