Appearing as a surrogate for Trump at an RNC meeting, Carson condemned the current system of nominating a Republican nominee as ‘corrupt’
Donald Trump will change Republican party rules to make the nomination process more uniform if he becomes the GOP presidential candidate, Ben Carson said on Thursday.
In response to a question from the Guardian, Carson – once a rival to Trump in the Republican race and now one of the billionaire’s most high-profile backers – said that he thought Trump was committed to changing the rules of the Republican Party so that they would be “consistent across the country and not this way here and that way there”.
He added: “The only reason [for the current system] is if you wanted to manipulate the system.”
A source inside the briefing confirmed to the Guardian that Carson made similar remarks inside the room.
Carson, who was appearing as a surrogate for Trump at the RNC’s spring meeting in Hollywood, Florida, condemned the current system of nominating a Republican nominee as “corrupt”.
Trump has repeatedly bashed the delegate nominating processes in a number of states such as Colorado and Wyoming as rigged and complained about a delegate selection process that has meant that there have been relatively few delegates loyal to him selected in several states that he has won.
The resulting issues with delegate selection prompted a shakeup in the Republican frontrunner’s campaign in recent weeks, with veteran operative Paul Manafort taking a much larger role and sidelining Trump’s longtime campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in the midst of conflict within the campaign.
By standardizing the rules of the Republican presidential primary, it would make the party’s system far more like that of the Democrats, where delegates are awarded proportionately by congressional district in every state. Currently, Republicans have an array of rules in each state ranging from winner-take-all to absolutely proportional.
‘A profound emoluments clause violation’: Andrew Napolitano slams Trump’s hosting the G7 at Doral
In the wake of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's announcement this Thursday that next year's G7 summit will be hosted at President Trump's Doral golf club, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano pointed out that Trump would be violating the emoluments clause if he were to go through with the move.
At the outset of the segment, Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto said that the announcement is "effectively saying the president has given himself this contract."
Modi tells Xi summit will launch ‘new era’ for India and China
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday that his summit with Chinese leader Xi Xinping would launch a "new era" between the neighbours who are seeking to overcome troublesome differences.
Modi and Xi strolled along a pristine Bay of Bengal beach and held one-on-one talks overlooking the ocean before their delegations sat down to official negotiations at the historic resort town of Mahbalipuram, south of Chennai.
The two leaders are meeting for the second time in a year in a bid to ease tensions over border disputes, the troubled Kashmir region and China's domination of trade between their huge economies.
Trump calls for impeachment of Mitt Romney for criticizing him in rambling tweet
Hours after Donald Trump attacked Sen. Mitt Romney for being critical of his call for the Chinese to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, the president was back for another round, calling for the Utah Republiocan to be impeached.
Claiming without evidence that voters in Utah are turning on their senator, Trump claimed, "I’m hearing that the Great People of Utah are considering their vote for their Pompous Senator, Mitt Romney, to be a big mistake. I agree! He is a fool who is playing right into the hands of the Do Nothing Democrats!" followed by: #IMPEACHMITTROMNEY