Donald Trump enjoyed learning about Dr. Ben Carson’s theory that the Egyptian pyramids were built to serve as grain silos on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday morning, noting that he will likely start mentioning Carson’s beliefs on the campaign trail.
“You informed me very interestingly about the pyramids. I think I’ll have to put that into my repertoire when I talk about Ben,” Trump told the “Morning Joe” hosts. “That was a strange deal.”
In a 1998 speech, Carson floated the theory “that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” referring to the Biblical figure.
“Now all the archeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs’ graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big if you stop and think about it. And I don’t think it’d just disappear over the course of time to store that much grain,” he said, according to video surfaced by Buzzfeed News on Wednesday.
When asked on Wednesday night if he stands by the theory, Carson told CBS News, “It’s still my belief, yes.”
He said that “the pyramids were made in a way that they had hermetically sealed compartments.”
“You would need that if you were trying to preserve grain for a long period of time,” Carson added, according to CBS.