Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson stated, “I don’t accept donations from billionaires who want to influence me, or from special interest groups”, accused fellow GOP candidate Donald Trump of hypocrisy on the issue of donors and special interests, and declared that fellow candidate Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s fundraising is “not something that I would do” on Tuesday’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on the Fox Business Network.
Carson said, “the fact of the matter is, the people are the ones who have funded this. You know, I don’t accept donations from billionaires who want to influence me, or from special interest groups. I don’t believe in those things. I think those are one of the real reasons that nothing that comes out of Washington, DC makes any sense, because it’s attached to some silly special interest group.”
He was then asked, “So, Marco Rubio is getting big support from some very impressive billionaires. What do you think of that?”
Carson responded, “It’s not something that I would do. I would never be associated with such a thing. You know, he can do what he’d like to do. I’m just telling you how I am. And I believe that one of the biggest problems that we have in this country is that we’ve taken it out of the hands of the people, and we’ve put it in the hands of special interest groups and politicians. This is not what America was supposed to be.
Carson was then asked, “Well, do you agree with Donald Trump, that says that kind of backing from very rich guys says you’re bought and paid for?” Carson answered, “That’s all very nice for him to say, but he was one of the people who bought and paid for people, right? You know, that’s kind of hypocritical for him to say that.”
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