Ben Carson, former President Donald Trump’s only secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is convinced that Trump can stage a winning comeback, and he’s making plans to help him.
One of four Cabinet members to serve Trump for the full term, Carson just started a conservative advocacy group, American Cornerstone Institute, that will focus on election integrity as one of many goals.
“One of the things that I’m going to be concentrating on,” he told Secrets, “is election integrity. If we don’t get election integrity restored, then we’re going to have a monopoly [by Democrats], and it’s going to go on forever and just get worse.”
Before and especially after the election, won by President Biden, Trump and his team warned about the games some states were playing to ease mail-in voting, which typically favors Democrats, sometimes bypassing required legislative approval.
“It’s the people who have to hold the politicians responsible. And when you cower in the corner and let the politicians dictate who you are and what you must do, you relinquish your power. And when that happens, you relinquish your freedom,” said Carson, who previously ran against Trump for president and is a renowned retired neurosurgeon.
At the end of Trump’s term, when two Cabinet secretaries quit and his former United Nations ambassador disavowed him over the Capitol riots and Trump’s muted reaction, Carson remained loyal, and he continues to be an outspoken advocate.
Asked if Trump could stage a comeback, Carson said, “Of course. Of course.” He talked with Trump recently and said that the former president is focused on restoring his voice on social media and the 2022 midterm elections.
Carson characterized the impeachment trial as a move by Democrats and Republicans to kill off Trump politically. But he said it did not work. Polls agree. A new Quinnipiac University poll found that 75% of Republicans want the former president to remain as the GOP’s leader.
“That’s the reason that you know all this effort was put into this ridiculous impeachment. Yeah, they want to make sure that he stayed in his box and didn’t come back because they’re terrified. Not just Democrats are terrified, but Republicans who are swamp creatures are also afraid,” Carson said.
Helping Trump and others caught in the social media blacklisting following the Capitol protests is a key goal of Carson’s new group, which is designed broadly to touch on four key principles: faith, liberty, community, and life.
“It’s so important that we have freedom of speech, if you want to talk about a cornerstone. I mean, that is a cornerstone of who we are,” Carson said. “That’s a reason that people came to this country from all over the world — because they want to escape tyrannical governments that tried to control every aspect of their life. That’s exactly where we’re heading.”
For now, Carson said that the country, and certainly Trump supporters, are “in a state of shock.”
However, that could help to revive the former president’s support.
“It’s going to sound kind of strange, but in a way, it’s kind of good that the Democrats are in control because people can actually see who they are and what it is that they’re trying to do. I don’t think most people would have believed it if it hadn’t happened. It is happening, and everyone can see it. And once they get over their shot, I think resistance will begin to grow very significant,” he said.
Source The Washington Examiner