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)

The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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