On April 8, Ben Carson said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump needs to read the Bible and pray in order to win the presidency (video below).
Carson, who has voiced his support for the billionaire's campaign, was asked by WABC radio what his advice for Trump would be, and he (Carson) replied:
I would say read the Bible and pray and learn how to put yourself in other people's shoes. That's what did it for me. As many people know, I used to have a pretty horrible temper.
And I came to understand that, after that attempt to stab another youngster, that to lash out at people, was not a sign of strength, but rather a sign of weakness.
It meant other people could control you and that the environment could control you. And if you did it on a regular basis it also meant that you were selfish. It meant that it was always about me, my and I.
Somebody did this to me, I want this, you took my thing. If you just learn how to step out of the center of the circle let it be about other people, it's very difficult for anybody to make you angry.
And Proverbs 19:11 says: "The glory of a man to pass over a transgression." Just because somebody does something rotten, you don't have to jump up and down.
Trump told USA TODAY during an interview on April 11 that he is going to "start building coalitions" soon.
"I'll tell you what else is going to be soon," Trump added. "My whole life I’ve gotten along with people. ... People you see excoriating me on TV ... are calling my office wanting to get on the team. I actually asked a couple of them, 'How can you do this after what you said?' And they said, 'No problem.'"
Trump was then asked about possible vice presidential nominees
"There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president," he replied. "I just haven’t told anybody names. ... I do like Marco [Rubio]. I do like [John] Kasich … I like [Scott] Walker actually in a lot of ways. I hit him very hard ... But I’ve always liked him. There are people I like, but I don’t think they like me because I have hit them hard."
"[Rubio] made a mistake," Trump added. "He became Don Rickles for about four days, and then I became worse than Don Rickles."