Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson told Fox News on March 28 that it would be “absolute destruction” for his party if GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump was not the party nominee after winning the most delegates in the primaries (video below).
Carson was asked on "Fox & Friends" about Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz of Texas possibly gathering candidates for a second ballot vote at the GOP convention.
I can tell you this: If there are shenanigans, if it’s not straightforward, all of those millions of people that Donald Trump has brought into the arena are not going to stay there.
And the Republicans are going to lose. And it’s going to be, not only the presidency, but it’s going to be the Senate, and it could even be the House. It’s going to be absolute destruction.
So the real question is, are the established Republicans - who they say they don't exist, they say there's no such thing, yeah right - are they more concerned about maintaining control and their positions, or are they more concerned about America?
And if they’re more concerned about America, they will not blow up a straightforward process. They will let the will of the people prevail.
According to POLITICO, Carson also expressed his support for Trump's recent suggestion that the U.S. gradually pull out of NATO because of the lop-sided financial support by the U.S.
“I think what he says makes perfectly good sense," Carson stated.
The retired surgeon said that the U.S. is "paying the lion's share" of NATO's cost.
Carson also insisted that President Obama was giving away U.S. leverage in Cuba:
It doesn’t make any sense because Raul Castro is 83 or 84 years old. He’s not going to be around for a long time. There’s going to be a regime change.
That’s the time when you go in there and you do your negotiations. Then you have some leverage. We’re giving away all of our leverage. We have nothing. It doesn’t make any sense.