Carson: Anyone running for president needs to have a lifetime of extreme accomplishment

Former GOP Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson on Donald Trump's presidential bid.

Ben Carson on 2016: Must Have a Process Where the Will of the People is Respected

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Recent comments about Donald Trump from former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson have attracted the attention of many voters and pundits.

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Carson, who endorsed Trump, said the frontrunner has “major defects” during a recent radio interview.

“I am a very honest and plainspoken person and I don’t think people have totally gotten used to that yet,” Dr. Carson told the FOX Business Network’s Charles Payne. “Also, recognize that I added after that: ‘like we all are.’ We all are imperfect, but of course certain of the media will just grab the first part of it… it doesn’t work on people who are well-informed.“

The retired neurosurgeon also said he worries about an uniformed society.

“They just look for the headlines or they listen to what people say and they don’t investigate for themselves,” Carson said. “This is problematic and if we don’t make a change in this and if we don’t become more informed, I think our society is in huge trouble in the future.”

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Carson said he believes whoever is running for President of the United States needs to have a “lifetime of extreme accomplishment,” instead of an ordinary person. The former candidate noted that the nominee should be chose by the people, not the party itself.

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“The key thing for me is that we must have a process where the will of the people is respected,” he said. “Whoever the people choose, that is the person that the party needs to get behind, not the other way around.”

He also commented on the political outsider candidate versus the traditional politician in Washington.

“At the beginning of this whole process everybody was talking about having an outsider and how the people were excited about an outsider,” Carson said. “And now, we have an outsider and everybody’s trying to say ‘no, no, no it can’t be an outsider, and we want the traditional person who is backed by the traditional people in the party.’ That’s the person who’s being polished and presented as the solution. The people, I think, are probably going to be a lot smarter than anybody thinks and I believe they’re waking up rapidly and they will make the determination.”

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