Carson’s Campaign Chairman Compares Opposition to Trump Endorsement to Cries to Crucify Jesus

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Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

In a statement posted to former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s social media pages, campaign director Bob Dees compared those who have expressed opposition to Carson’s endorsement of Donald Trump to those who turned on Jesus and called for His crucifixion.

“[M]any of you sent strong messages of support for today’s endorsement, while many others sent equally strong messages of disappointment,” he wrote. “In all candor, some of this critical dynamic reminds me of Passion Week which began with Hosannas from the people, and ended with ‘Crucify Him.’”

“Yet Christ had not changed, just as Dr. Ben Carson has not changed his devotion to God, his fundamental policy convictions regarding the right path for our nation, or his undying commitment to save America for future generations,” Dees said.

As previously reported, Carson, a Seventh-Day Adventist who Donald Trump once attacked as “pathological” and “low energy,” endorsed the Presbyterian-identifying billionaire business mogul on Friday morning.

“I have found in talking with [Donald Trump] that … there is a lot more alignment philosophically and spiritually than I ever thought that there was,” he said at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach. “That actually surprised me more than anything.”

Carson, who praised the candidate’s “guts” and “energy,” said that he has discovered that there are two sides to Trump. The former brain surgeon characterized the Republican front runner as being “cerebral.”

“There are two different Donald Trumps,” he stated. “There’s the one you see on the stage and there’s the one who is very cerebral, sits there and considers things very carefully. You can have a very good conversation with him. That’s the Donald Trump that you’re going to start seeing more and more of.”

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“Some people have gotten the impression that Donald Trump is this person who is not malleable, who does not have the ability to listen, and to take information in and make wise decisions. And that’s not true,” Carson continued. “He’s much more cerebral than that.”

His campaign director continued to make the case on Friday for why Carson supported Trump.

“For those of you who seek to analyze this decision through a spiritual lens, we must ask how God’s purposes might have been thwarted if Daniel had not served in Babylon, or if Joseph had not served Pharaoh?” Dees wrote. “While each of us is ultimately responsible to God and others for our response, I would ask those who have been so quick to judge and condemn to simply think about it further.”

He said that Carson was simply interested in saving America from destruction and he believed that Trump was the best way to stop the Democrats.

“As always, Dr. Carson is not being politically correct—he simply wants to save America. He simply wants to solve the great challenges we face. This is why he has courageously and boldly endorsed Donald Trump as the best way to help ‘We the People,'” Dees outlined. “The man who we have loved and followed has not changed—he continues to walk in faith as his Lord provides wisdom and a ‘lamp unto his path.’”

“As we have said for many months now, ‘Donald Trump and Ben Carson sing from the same song book; they just sing in different keys,’” he said.

Some followers accepted Dees’ statement with enthusiasm.

“I have been wanting to see a Carson-Trump or Trump-Carson ticket since the beginning. Is it possible that Dr. Ben Carson could be our vice president in 2017?” one follower named Sue wrote.

“Amazing response. Dr. Carson, you are doing the right thing,” another named Karen opined. “Mr. Trump needs godly people around him, people who are smart and not afraid to do the right thing. I am a Trump supporter because I believe he is the one with the backbone to lead this country back to God.”

But others expressed deep concern and said that Dees was distorting Scripture.

“Dr. Carson’s endorsement reminds you of what Christ endured in the face of His people rejecting Him for crucifixion? I don’t think Daniel endorsed Nebuchadnezzar and I don’t think Joseph endorsed Pharaoh,” a follower named Caleb wrote. “I find it insulting…”

“I don’t really think comparing Dr. Carson to Jesus Christ has any validity what so ever,” remarked another named Van. “Donald Trump represents nothing Christian that I can see. The Bible says you will know them by their fruit. Show me DT’s Christian fruit.”

“Stop trying to use godly men to justify this ungodly decision. Daniel and the others you cite did not compromise their principles,” a follower named Danny wrote. “They were persecuted for not bowing to those pagan kings and in the end that’s what won over those pagan kings. They did not support the ungodliness of those leaders. They did not campaign for those whose actions are anti-Christ…”

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  • Peter M. Abraham

    While I appreciate the fully human being, Ben Carson, I don’t believe there’s any comparison between a man who proclaimed to be 100% pro-life backing a man who has praised Planned Parenthood a number of times this very year and Jesus, Son of the Most High God who Himself is God. Why Ben Carson didn’t back Ted Cruz who is also 100% pro-life and has proclaimed Jesus as his Lord and Savior I don’t know. What I do know is that in our family prayer, God led us to avoid voting for any evil (less or otherwise). That means our family will not vote for pro-abortion Trump, pro-abortion Hillary, or pro-abortion Bernie. Ben Carson should have put more thought and prayer rather than going for someone whose only quality is a numeric lead. Don’t forget Trump shared he could shoot people in cold blood (murder), and people would still vote for him. Trump’s value system is no different than Hillary, Bernie, and Obama.

    • George Jenkins

      ” Why Ben Carson didn’t back Ted Cruz who is also 100% pro-life and has proclaimed Jesus as his Lord and Savior I don’t know.” I think I know. For a time I was taken in by what Carson said about the Bible, but some things he said did not fit right……………then I remembered the Bible is not the be all to him, SAs have their prophetess, as well as the Bible. I believe Carson has more of an ego than his “humble” image portrayed. I believe he is selling out for what he can get and I also believe it when he says about Trump, “there is a lot more alignment philosophically and spiritually than I ever thought that there was,….” I also believe that like “there are two sides to Trump.”, there are also two sides to Ben Carson………………..and we are now seeing the dark side.

  • D Sims

    “…his undying commitment to save America for future generations” Are we looking for a savior or are we simply voting for a President?
    “There are two different Donald Trumps,” he stated
    There is the problem and the defining trait of a politician.

  • bowie1

    Trump and Carson are opposite when it comes how they speak – Trump very loud, and Carson very soft.

    • Paige Turner

      Thats a remarkable and insightful comment. I think you win the internet for the day with that one.


  • Emmanuel

    Hey Bob, please read the bible before you use it in attempts to prove a lame point.

    • bowie1

      I was merely pointing out the contrasts in a friendly sort of way, but maybe you didn’t pick up on that.

      • Emmanuel

        Bowie, I was talking about Bob, the campaign manager in the article. He is using bible stories out of content and meaning.

        • bowie1

          Sorry, Bob is my real name.

          • The Last Trump

            Ok, now THAT was funny! 🙂

          • Becky


          • Josey

            Thks I needed a laugh this morning, it’s early here and just read that, God love you bowie and Emmanuel. 🙂

  • Becky

    “Dr. Carson’s endorsement reminds you of what Christ endured in the face of His people rejecting Him for crucifixion? I don’t think Daniel endorsed Nebuchadnezzar and I don’t think Joseph endorsed Pharaoh,” a follower named Caleb wrote. “I find it insulting…”


    Also, very important to keep in mind, Daniel and Joseph didn’t campaign for those positions. God allowed their circumstances to place them there for specific reasons (eg Genesis 50:19-21). They never compromised.

    • CordovaBelle

      Both Daniel and Joseph were carried into slavery in (1) Babylon and (2) Egypt. finding themselves there through no fault of their own, they honorably served their masters and brought honor to the name of God. No comparison to willingly endorsing a man like Trump.

      • Becky

        Well said.

      • Bill Scudder

        Trump is a danger to this country. Another Putin.

  • Mark Davis

    Can’t trust Trump , aren’t you tired of being lied too. Choose Cruz

    • Guest

      Cruz’s campaign has been marked by lies.

  • Coach

    Carson seems to have some morals, let’s draw a line in the sand and make it clear, he’s as lost as Trump. “…few there be that find it…”The god that Carson worships is a mere life coach, but the one true God receives no worship from this unregenerate cult member. Politics seem to blind people to the scriptures, believe God’s word and be not deceived.

  • BarkingDawg

    Trump is Jesus?

    Now I’ve heard everything

  • CordovaBelle

    Perhaps someone will give former campaign director Bob Dees a copy of the Bible for reference.

    Both Joseph and Daniel were carried off into Egypt and Babylon, transported against their will, as slaves. Finding themselves there, each served his masters so well, they brought honor to the name of the God of Israel. Neither one was party to the sin of the king. In fact, Daniel risked his life to maintain his integrity in a pagan culture.

    This is so sad. An entire Sunday morning sermon could be devoted to debunking the words of Bob Dees.

    What a tragic end to a campaign that had a noble beginning: when Dr. Carson withstood Barack Obama to his face at the National Prayer Breakfast. Now we come to this: Dr. Carson, who lived his life by godly principles, endorses a man whose life disavows those very principles.
    This endorsement is a betrayal of those who supported Dr. Carson because of his principles.

  • sammy13

    This biblical analogy is getting completely out of line. All of it nothing more than pandering for votes. The bible tells us we will know them (?) by their fruits. As in prior races for the presidency, those with good fruit were dismissed.

  • lizk

    all I can say is we are living in a very interesting time. Knowing what the Bible prophecies says, I’m sure the prophets would be very interested. I know we are in the very tip toes of the image just before the 2nd coming of Jesus.