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'All Things Are Possible': Ben Carson Is Open To Being Donald Trump's VP

| by Sean Kelly

In an interview with CNN, Republican presidential candidate  and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said he’d be open to being Donald Trump’s Vice President if the billionaire businessman gets the GOP nomination.

In the interview, Carson was asked by reporter Jim Acosta if he’d consider being Trump’s Vice President — a potential scenario that had been “bandied about in the media this week.” 

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“In just about all the polls, the top two Republicans are yourself and Donald Trump,” Acosta said. “Would you serve as his running mate?  Would you want him to serve as your running mate?”

“I think all things are possible, but it's much too early to begin such conversations,” Carson said in response.

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Carson also addressed other pressing issues facing candidates, including immigration. The Republican caused a stir this week over remarks he made about considering using drone strikes to secure the border with Mexico. 

“It was quite clear what I was talking about,” Carson said. 

“In no way did I suggest that drones be used to kill people," he added. "And I said that to the media at the time. I said, you guys are - some of you are going to go out and say Carson wants to use drones to kill people on the borders.

"How ridiculous. At some point, I hope we have some responsible media which actually focuses on the problem. We have a huge security risk there.”

Sources: Bloomberg, CNN

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