Ben Carson, former President Donald Trump’s only secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is convinced that Trump can stage a winning comeback, and he’s making plans to help him.
One of four Cabinet members to serve Trump for the full term, Carson just started a conservative advocacy group, American Cornerstone Institute, that will focus on election integrity as one of many goals.
“One of the things that I’m going to be concentrating on,” he told Secrets, “is election integrity. If we don’t get election integrity restored, then we’re going to have a monopoly [by Democrats], and it’s going to go on forever and just get worse.”
Before and especially after the election, won by President Biden, Trump and his team warned about the games some states were playing to ease mail-in voting, which typically favors Democrats, sometimes bypassing required legislative approval.
“It’s the people who have to hold the politicians responsible. And when you cower in the corner and let the politicians dictate who you are and what you must do, you relinquish your power. And when that happens, you relinquish your freedom,” said Carson, who previously ran against Trump for president and is a renowned retired neurosurgeon.
At the end of Trump’s term, when two Cabinet secretaries quit and his former United Nations ambassador disavowed him over the Capitol riots and Trump’s muted reaction, Carson remained loyal, and he continues to be an outspoken advocate.
Asked if Trump could stage a comeback, Carson said, “Of course. Of course.” He talked with Trump recently and said that the former president is focused on restoring his voice on social media and the 2022 midterm elections.