He dropped quite a compliment for Carson: “As soon as I heard [Ben] Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him”.
Well, I am certainly willing to give him a chance, Carson said today on ABC’s “This Week”.
For her last question, Raddatz pointed out that Kanye West had recently called Carson “brilliant”.
It’s been four weeks since Kanye West announced he was running for President in 2020 in his VMA acceptance speech, and the world is still reacting to this declaration. He was honored with an award and basically ranted for a lengthy number of minutes about award shows and mentioned a bunch of other stuff that many of us didn’t really comprehend.
It looks like Kanye West’s dream of electoral politics bringing candidates together rather than setting them against each other might not be so far-fetched after all. “He knows a lot about business”, Carson added. At least, we’re assuming that’s so as most of us in the United States love a celebrity attached to something.
Carson said: ‘I did have an opportunity to talk with him.
It’s worth noting that Kanye has exactly as much experience holding public office as Carson, and unlike him, he’s never said that Muslims are unfit to be President or that taking AP USA history will make you want to join ISIS. “I think it could be a tremendous thing in our society”. “I was like this is the most brilliant guy”, West said. However, don’t expect a Carson/West ticket as the rapper made it clear that, if he does run in 2020, it’s for Commander-in-Chief and not Vice President.
West has since semi-endorsed the retired neurosurgeon.
Carson readdressed that controversial comment on Sunday, saying the media leaves out the part where he said he would support a person of any faith as president, as long as that person accepts American values and principles and subjugates their religious beliefs to the Constitution.