Republican Ben Carson may consider a third party run
Ben Carson soared to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential heap with an inspiring story about his rise from a difficult childhood in Detroit to a successful career as a neurosurgeon (AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards)

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson may consider an independent bid for the White House, angry over a report on Republican Party maneuvering involving this summer's national nominating convention, U.S. media reported on Friday.


Carson was angry over a Washington Post report that Republican leaders were preparing for a brokered convention to pick their 2016 White House candidate.

"If it is correct, every voter who is standing for change must know they are being betrayed. I won’t stand for it," Carson said in statement, Politico and CNN reported. If the report was accurate, he said, "I assure you Donald Trump won’t be the only one leaving the party."

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu)