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Rumors Are Swirling Ben Carson Will Be Trump’s VP

A social media post by a popular social media account has shared that Dr. Ben Carson is the front-runner to be Trump’s next Vice President.

The rumors started when The Calvin Coolidge Project on X wrote in a post “A source familiar with President Trump’s thinking tells me that Ben Carson is the leading frontrunner to be his Vice President choice in 2024 at this time.

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Ben Carson previously served as Trump’s HUD Secretary and was one of his loyalist appointees.

Per Newsweek:

A social media post from a popular conservative account has fueled rumors that former President Donald plans to tap Ben Carson, his former Housing secretary, as his 2024 running mate.

The Calvin Coolidge Project (@TheCalvinCooli1), a social media account with 40,000 followers, claimed on Wednesday that a source close to Trump said Carson—who was the only Black member of Trump’s cabinet—is the leading frontrunner for his vice president in a Wednesday post on X, formerly Twitter.

Newsweek reached out to the Trump campaign and Carson via email for comment.

Carson previously endorsed Trump.

Per The Washington Examiner:

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson defended his endorsement of former President Donald Trump in the 2024 election.

Carson appeared on Sunday Morning Futures to offer an explanation, as Trump’s former Cabinet member, with eight candidates now vying for the Republican nomination a year out from the election.

“Well, I think any objective person recognizes that during the Trump administration and the pre-COVID days, we had a booming economy,” Carson said. “We had a secure border. We had energy independence. We had record low unemployment. We had hope for the future. We had respect in the world.”

The retired neurosurgeon went on to suggest that more voters were also coming around to the Republican Party, including black voters.

“There was a time, you know, a few years ago, when I would go to conservative gatherings, and I would be the only black face there,” Carson said. “Now, there are lots of black faces, particularly black males, who have looked at some of the things that we’ve done during the previous administration and recognize that those things were beneficial to them and their communities.”


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