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Carson: I Didn't Really Want To Endorse Trump, But He Offered Me A Position (VIDEO)

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Carson said in a Monday interview with Newsmax that after weighing his options, endorsing Trump made the most “practical” sense.

“I have to look at what is practical,” Carson told host Steve Malzberg. “I didn’t see a path for Kasich, who I liked, or for Rubio, who I liked. As far as Cruz is concerned, I don’t think that he’s going to be able to draw independents and Democrats unless he has some kind of miraculous change.”

He continued: “Is there another scenario that I would have preferred? Yes. But that scenario isn’t available.”

Malzberg asked if he was referring to a scenario that involved another candidate, to which Carson answered, “Yeah.”

Later in the interview, Carson implied Trump had promised him a role in his administration.

“[Trump] will surround himself with very good people,” the retired neurosurgeon said.

“And will one of them be Dr. Ben Carson?” Malzberg asked.

“I will be doing things as well, yeah,” Carson responded.

When pressed whether the role would be “in the administration,” Carson said it would be “certainly in an advisory capacity.”

“That’s been determined? When you sat down with him that was discussed?” Malzberg asked.

“Yes,” Carson said. When the host asked whether he was offered a Cabinet role, Carson said the details are still “very liquid” and declined to offer specifics.

Watch Carson's remarks about a possible administration role via DailyMotion:

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