Bought and Paid For: Ben Carson to Have Role in Trump Administration

The Context

Upon dropping out of the presidential contest, Ben Carson endorsed Donald Trump --- despite being compared to a pedophile by the billionaire real estate mogul only weeks ago. In a recent interview, Carson revealed some details that emerged after having a long talk with Trump. Carson said not only will he have a role in a Trump administration, but Trump doesn’t really believe all of the hardline positions he espouses.

He Said What?

Ben Carson may have caught on as a presidential hopeful as a political outsider, but he may wish he had a little more politician in him now as he stumps for Trump. In a recent interview, he spilled the beans about his role in a Trump administration and tried to pull back on his announcement almost immediately.

Listen to Glenn's discussion from radio below. Start around the 11:30 mark.

Here is an excerpt of the Carson interview:

BEN:  Now, I do believe --- and certainly --- in my discussions with Donald Trump, he does love America. And he does want to be successful. And he will surround himself with very good people.

Q:  And will one of them be Dr. Ben Carson?

BEN:  I will be doing things as well, yes.

Q:  In the administration?

BEN:  Certainly in an advisory capacity.

Q:  That's been determined?  When you sat down with him, that was discussed?

BEN:  Yes.

Q:  And you want to tell us, would it be advisory towards medicine? Towards education?

BEN:  Well, you know, we haven't hammered out all the details. But it is very important, you know, that we work together to save this country.

Q:  And is it a cabinet position, sir?

BEN:  Again, I'm not going to reveal any details about it right now.

The meaning of this revelation was not lost on Glenn.

"Unbelievable," Glenn said on his radio program Tuesday. "So anybody who said that he was bought --- he was bought. He was just bought."

Facebook Revolt

The outsider revolution of this election is based in large part on a feeling of betrayal. The people of America and the Republican Party are tired of the way Washington has been run and are running to candidates they feel can effect change. Carson’s shocking endorsement of Trump only heightened the feeling of betrayal among many of his supporters.

Glenn read a some of the posts former Carson supporters left on the candidate's Facebook page following his endorsement of Trump. Here is a sampling.

Dr. Ben Carson, I'm 51 years old. And for the first time in my life, I contributed to a campaign. I did it prayerfully and with regard of your integrity, love of country, intelligence, love of people, and other most admirable gifts and traits, but mostly because of your sincerest expression and testimony of faith in our Lord. I must say, when you align yourself with Donald Trump as president, I find it most disturbing, as well as concerning of, where is your position before God Almighty?

- Norma

While I have supported Dr. Ben Carson since the beginning, I use your own words, Doctor: I have, quote, examined the Trump fruits, end quote. Have you?

- TJ

I have officially lost respect for you, Dr. Carson. We supported your candidacy since day one, both financially and as volunteers through your super PAC. Donald Trump is a disgrace of a candidate. A liar, a cheat, a progressive in disguise, and a man whose morals we cannot agree with.

- Valerie

I trusted you, Dr. Carson, as if you were a man of integrity. You let me down. Donald Trump brings the worst out in our nation.

- Sylvia

Glenn had a strong admonition for Dr. Carson about his backing of Trump.

“This goes on and on for page after page after page. I'm telling you right now. You are going to find yourself in the dustbin of history,” Glenn said.

The Chameleon

The other revealing thing Ben Carson has said about his endorsement is Trump doesn’t really believe all those hardline positions he uses to rile up his crowds. Cohost Pat Gray spoke about another interview Carson did, this one with The Hill.

“He's said some amazing things since he's endorsed Trump, but the most amazing thing is what he said to The Hill," Pat said. "And he says, 'I needed to know that he could listen to other people, that he could change his opinions, and that some of the more outlandish things that he's said, that he didn't really believe those things.' And so that's obviously what he found out, is that Donald Trump like he has told us many times is a chameleon. I'll change whenever I need to."

Common Sense Bottom Line

Obviously Dr. Carson has not forgiven Ted Cruz about their kerfuffle in Iowa, despite having said he had. So it stands to reason Cruz would not get Carson’s endorsement. As a man of integrity, however, it also stands to reason he would not and could not endorse Donald Trump.

You don’t have to know Common Core to do this math. Ben Carson’s endorsement was bought and paid for by the billionaire, Donald Trump. Hopefully the good doctor will find a way to sleep at night.

Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks with former presidential candidate Ben Carson before he receives his endorsement at the Mar-A-Lago Club on March 11, 2016 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck discussed the recent news that a primary source for the Steele Dossier — the document on which much of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation was based — had been investigated by the FBI for contacts with suspected Russian spies. Glenn also shared several previously unpublished texts and emails from FBI agents have recently been released.

According to a letter sent by Attorney General William Barr to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, the FBI knew early on that the research compiled by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele relied on a "Primary Sub-source" that had been "the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011 that assessed his or her contacts with suspected Russian intelligence officers" — but still used it to obtain warrants to spy on former Trump campaign-aide Carter Page.

But, it gets even worse. Now, new leaked texts and communications from FBI agents within the department at the time of the entire Russian collusion effort were disclosed in federal court filings on Thursday. According to the court documents, FBI agents purchased "professional liability insurance" to protect themselves in January 2017, just weeks before Donald Trump was inaugurated president, because they were concerned about the agency's potentially illegal activity during the Russia collusion investigation.

"Trump was right," one FBI employee wrote in response to then-President-elect Trump's Jan 3, 2017 tweet which read: "The 'Intelligence' briefing on so-called 'Russian hacking' was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!"

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Chief researcher Jason Buttrill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss an "explosive" new report released Wednesday by Senate Republicans on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Among other serious allegations, the 87-page report claims that "Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow," and the richest woman in Russia.

"The transactions discussed [in the report] are designed to illustrate the depth and extent of some questionable financial transactions. Moreover, the financial transactions illustrate serious counterintelligence and extortion concerns relating to Hunter Biden and his family," the report stated.

Jason suggested the Senate's findings provide additional evidence to back allegations of a money-laundering scheme, which Glenn detailed in a four-part series about Biden's shady connections to Ukraine. Learn more on this here.

"Laundered money is very hard to track to its finality," Jason explained. "I'm sure the Biden camp is really hoping that it just looks suspicious, but [investigators] don't ever find the eventual end point. But, if they do – and it's possible they already have – this is going to be explosive, very explosive."

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Revolutions rarely happen overnight. The Left started laying the groundwork for November 3, 2020, the moment Hillary Clinton had to concede the 2016 election to Donald Trump. It was always solely about getting rid of President Trump — and there's a playbook for that.

Last week, Glenn Beck showed you the "Seven Pillars of Color Revolution" written by a former U.S. diplomat, which are the conditions that must be in place for a successful Eastern European-style "Color Revolution." The left seems to be pushing for a Color Revolution this election because they are using the exact same playbook.

In part two of this series, Glenn peels back the layers on the first four of these Color Revolution pillars to show you how they work and what the end goal is. And he reveals one of the architects of the playbook – a Color Revolution specialist, former ambassador, and former Obama administration official who is one of the key masterminds of this revolution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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