Carson Open To Running With Trump As Vice President

| by Sean Kelly
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Presidential candidate Ben Carson said that he'd be open to serving as vice president should he not get the Republican nomination.

"Would you ever be open to a VP spot?" Fox Business host Neil Cavuto asked the retired neurosurgeon on the day of the New Hampshire primary.

"I would have to have major philosophical alignment with whoever it was," Carson said, according to Mediaite. 

"I would have to have guarantees that I could do some substantial things."

Cavuto then asked if he'd specifically take a VP spot under Donald Trump, to which Carson replied that he would "certainly sit down and discuss it."

Prior to his loss in New Hampshire, Carson issued a statement assuring supporters that he was still in the running and that he was on the way to South Carolina to continue campaigning.

"After several stops meeting with New Hampshire voters, supporters and media today, Dr. Carson will be en route to South Carolina to continue his campaign for faith, integrity and common sense leadership," the campaign said, according to The Washington Post.

"During such a crucial campaign for America's future, it's sad to see the press more pre-occupied with dissecting the minutia of his schedule than reporting on his proposals to reinvigorate the country."

Sources: Mediaite, Washington Post / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

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