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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Two of Donald Trump’s most prominent endorsers, Ben Carson and Sarah Palin, haven’t been doing a very good job convincing voters to support him. The pair have spent much of their time since endorsing Trump either publicly regretting the choice or passing off verbal streams of consciousness as speeches.

Take Ben Carson’s constant wavering between building up Trump and resuscitating his own newly-damaged reputation.

Here’s Carson on The View with Whoopi Goldberg, who harangued him for his Trump endorsement. Carson stood firm on his belief that Trump’s sexist and racist remarks were exactly the sort of thing his party needed. “When you’re very nice, you’re very respectful, you talk about the real issues and not get into all these issues, where does it get you? It gets you where it got me: nowhere, okay?” he said.

That wasn’t the first time Carson was somewhat ambivalent about his endorsement. In an interview with Newsmax, a conservative online publication, he said, “Is there another scenario that I would have preferred? Yes. But that scenario isn’t available.” He went on to insinuate that Trump promised him some sort of position of influence in return his endorsement, resulting in an ethics complaint against Trump.

Carson’s every line is a gem: “Even if Donald Trump turns out not to be such a great president, which I don’t think is the case, I think he’s going to surround himself with really good people,” he explains. “But even if he didn’t, we’re only looking at four years.”

And just yesterday, Carson appeared on The Cats Roundtable, a radio program, to say that Trump “has some major defects, there’s no question about it — just like the rest of us.”

Carson could very well end up having the last laugh, having feigned defeat by endorsing Trump only to sabotage his campaign from the inside. Or, equally likely, he’s being dead serious and is completely unaware of how bad of a surrogate he really is.

Sarah Palin is a different story, as she was incredibly enthusiastic in endorsing Trump when he first marched her out during a campaign event in Iowa in January. She most recently appeared in Wisconsin to speak on Trump’s behalf, a poor choice on his part, especially in light of the substantial lead Ted Cruz is commanding in the state.

“What the heck are you thinking candidates?” Palin said. “What are you thinking when you go ahead and you’re actually asking for more immigrants, even illegal immigrants, welcoming them in, even inducing and seducing them with gift baskets. Come on over the border and there’s a gift basket with teddy bears and soccer balls. What are you thinking? It’s just inviting more. Yeah. Candidates they can say anything they want to about immigration, amnesty.”

Once again, the media were forced to let out a collective “huh?”

This was not Palin’s only screw up on Trump’s behalf, obviously. During the run up to the Iowa primaries, Palin joined Trump in casually insulting the state, namely the popular Republican congressman Steve King, while Trump just went for the throat and told Iowan Republicans that they were “stupid.” Below is a segment of that incident, after which conservative news site RedState described the crowd as “dead silent.”

This week has not been a good one for Trump. He faces a crucial primary in Wisconsin tomorrow, where polls show him trailing Cruz. The handiwork of his two most important campaign surrogates has done little to change that.

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21 responses to “Ben Carson And Sarah Palin Are Awful Trump Surrogates”

  1. Mr Corrections says:

    There’s a fine line between “awful” and “hilariously bad”.

    • Independent1 says:

      Yeah! I’m really starting to wonder if Conservatives, candidates and voters, ever think about integrity. It seems like GOP candidates are always more than willing to throw away any semblance of integrity they may have ever created; but maybe that’s because Republican voters really don’t seem to care if the candidates they vote for are total sleazebags devoid of any integrity whatsoever.

      • Mr Corrections says:

        Well, to be fair to Carson, I think he’s just plain nuts rather than lacking in integrity. But otherwise yeah.

  2. Carolyn1520 says:

    Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night.
    It’s too crazy for it not to be a skit. If only.

  3. Dominick Vila says:

    It seems so appropriate that a man who believes the Egyptian pyramids were granaries, and a woman who is convinced that she has an intimate knowledge of the Russian people and culture because she could see them from her home in Alaska, support Donald Trump, the greatest charlatan to ever run for the presidency of the United States, that it would not be surprising if plans to place these clowns in cabinet positions are probably well underway.
    I have seen a lot of elections in my life. I have heard candidates whose views were extremely offensive or scary to me. But I have never seen such a pack of clowns to be so successful in convincing millions of fellow Americans to vote for them because they are handsome, because they have great brains, and because if elected they plan to trash what has taken so many years, and so many sacrifices, to build.

    • itsfun says:

      Don’t you think the doctor would make a good Surgeon General?

      • Dominick Vila says:

        Only if the goal is to teach mommies how to harvest wheat.

        • itsfun says:

          Yep it would be just terrible to have a world famous surgeon in the administration. I didn’t realize you are such a racist, why didn’t you just say the goal would be to teach mommies how to pick cotton? Your true racist colors are starting to show.

          • Sand_Cat says:

            That’s a good one. The supporter and promoter of discrimination of every kind calls one of his opponents a racist. Been saving that one up?
            More projection. You guys can’t even get straight who are the racists.

          • And how about your colors, buddy? They were showing a long time ago.

          • itsfun says:

            Just what are they and if you have any evidence of my being a racist prove it.

      • Carson would be better as a Sturgeon Corporal instead.

        • itsfun says:

          The man is a famous surgeon, He has saved hundreds of lives. Why would he be a bad Surgeon General of the US? What has or hasn’t he done to be talked about like you just did?

          • Please spare us the violin music.

            Yes, Ben WAS a famous surgeon, and did wonderful things in the past before he allowed a partisan-fanatical mind-set take over his brain.

            I have a friend with no formal education beyond high school who used to gush over Ben after we saw the movie “Gifted Hands”. But even she can see through the shallowness of a shell of a man who has allowed himself to be a tool for his “masters”.

            When anyone of his background grandstands in public and says that “Affordable Health Care” is worse that slavery, should have given anyone with an ounce of intellect to see that he was in no position to hold any position of authority; when he rudely challenged a sitting president, at a Prayer Breakfast no less, that was another clear indication of his mental decline.

            Therefore, the suggestion that he is Surgeon General material is laughable to say the least.

            It’s intriguing that my high school-educated friend has more clarity of insight than you on this subject. C’est la vie.

          • itsfun says:

            Would you rather he spoke behind the back of Obama? Are you making fun of people with a high school education? Not all of our people could go to college. Did mommy and daddy pay for your college?

    • itsfun says:

      I feel about Hillary and her supporters the way you do about Trump.

  4. Elliot J. Stamler says:

    They may be awful on one hand but for us Democrats they’re terrific.
    In Palin’s case, perhaps we ought to be paying her. Every time she opens her mouth it’s a plus for us.

  5. Keith Garevich says:

    Republicans are people with serious personality defects.

  6. Charles Shaffer says:

    I guess an awful candidate like Trump deserves awful surrogates. Or to put it another way. Intelligent, thoughtful surrogates wouldn’t endorse Trump anyway.

  7. FireBaron says:

    Frankly, I think Palin and Carson are great surrogates for Trump. Every time one of them opens their mouths other than to shove a fork into it, another independent voter decides that he will support the Democratic Nominee.

  8. Even “Laurel and Hardy” are more believable and sagacious than the duo in question.

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