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Ben Carson: I didn't really want to endorse Trump, but he promised me a job.
Retired brain surgeon, Dr. Ben Carson, the candidate so many TeaPublicans pinned their delusional hopes on, has just admitted that the Trumper violated the law when he promised Carson a job in his administration, if he endorsed Trump.
Politics as usual, pay to play, the old boys' backroom deals -- everything Trump's supporters say they hate. They say Trump's different, not like the horrid pols they've been sending to Washington. But here we have an example of typical backroom deals to get Trump what he wants. How will he be different as president when the stakes are much, much higher? What will Trump ask for to get things done? And what sort of illegal terms will he offer anyone to get them?
What Trump did is illegal:
U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 29 › § 59918 U.S. Code § 599 - Promise of appointment by candidate
Whoever, being a candidate, directly or indirectly promises or pledges the appointment, or the use of his influence or support for the appointment of any person to any public or private position or employment, for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 721; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(H), (L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
Trump The Wrecking Ball of the Republican Party is a hot mess.
He's insulted women, POWs, whole cultures, promised to break the law by unConstitutionally barring people of certain religions from entering the country. He flirted with the support of the KKK, bragged about the size of his johnson, and his political rallies have become nothing more than a version of the Fight Club with goons and thugs punching people in their heads, and all manner of crazy out-of-control rants spewing from his purdy little pink mouth.
And now he's promising failed Republican candidates for the presidency a spot in his administration if this country is insane enough to put him in the White House.
A majority of Republican voters do not think the Trumper is honest.
Donald Trump is an American disaster.
"Sure, most Rs will line up behind him if he is not the nominee, but: Across the five states voting today, in preliminary exit poll results, slightly more than half of GOP primary voters say they’d definitely vote for Trump; two in 10 say they’d “probably” support him – and about a quarter of primary voters within his own party say they would not vote for him. That is a lot of voters."
There’s no state today where a majority of voters sees Trump as honest and trustworthy:
The Trump voters are head over heels in love with a dishonest, untrustworthy con man.