Ben Carson: Trump, ‘The Right Leader for a Time Such as This’

Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson delivers a speech on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people …
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Cleveland, OH

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Former 2016 presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson stresses that “Never Trump” Republicans need to use “their God given brain” and reason why it’s important to support Republican nominee Donald Trump over presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

“I hate political correctness,” Carson said during his speech at the Republican National Convention, as the crowd cheered in approval. “The secular progressives use it to make people sit down and shut up while they change everything.”

Carson referenced people in the Republican Party who aren’t supporting Trump, saying they argue that if Clinton were elected, it’s only four years. “They’re not using their God given brain to think about what they’re saying,” Carson charged. “She would appoint Supreme Court justices. She would appoint federal judges and that would have a deleterious effect on what would happen for generations to come.”

Carson said Trump was “the right leader for a time such as this.”

“But you know what, it is not about Donald Trump. It is not about me. It is about we the people.” Carson concluded, “Now is the time for us to rise up and take America back.”