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Fresh off telling the American public that Donald Trump wasn’t his ideal candidate, Trump surrogate (and possible campaign saboteur) Ben Carson got on Fox News yesterday to give yet another brutally honest take on the Trump campaign.

Asked by Megyn Kelly whether it was possible to advise someone on how to be likable, given his own likability ratings while he was still running for president, Carson said:

“Well, first of all, it is interesting, I did have high favorables. People liked me but they didn’t vote for me. And Trump has horrible numbers, but they vote for him. I don’t know that there’s a great correlation there.”

If Carson keeps this up, he could be the hero America deserves, but not the one we need right now.

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

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