Dr. Ben Carson: I Knew Donald Trump Before Politics. I Urge America To Reelect My Friend.


Dr. Ben Carson writes opinion published on USA Today:

It was near the end of the 2016 primary season. My campaign had suffered a loss after the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, and I knew in the coming days that the Lord was leading me to step aside in favor of Donald J. Trump.

Donald and I were friends before the campaign season had started.

Why did I favor my friend?

I was optimistic about the future of our country based on what I had seen on the campaign trail. The evening of the last debate, I approached my fellow candidate and said, “Donald, you’re going to be the next president of the United States.”

Donald looked back at me and said, “Why do you think so, Ben?”

“Because God is not done with our country, and because the American people haven’t given up on it either,” I replied.

Growing up in poverty, I was blessed with a mother that refused to allow me to become a victim. She simply would not allow me to give up despite the many challenges we faced as a family.

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During my childhood, the African American community faced an uphill battle in our efforts to truly be treated equally. However, even against all the odds, I went on to graduate from Yale University and eventually become a pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University, and performing unprecedented life-saving procedures on infants. I was able to achieve success through hard work, and most importantly, my faith in God.

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