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Ben Carson Is Donald Trump's Most Confusing, Confused Ally

Someone needs to explain "campaign surrogacy" to the former brain surgeon.

Even as Donald Trump faces his latest self-perpetuated crisis, the GOP presidential nominee still has friends and surrogates willing to support him. One such surrogate is sleepy former brain surgeon Ben Carson. As The Wall Street Journal’s Reid Epstein reported, via Twitter: 

Yep! While other Republicans start to very very belatedly distance themselves from their party’s standard-bearer, Carson is sticking by Trump’s side.

Or is he?

And to think Carson used to put his hands in other people’s brains for a living! 

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims ― 1.6 billion members of an entire religion ― from entering the U.S.

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Jason Linkins edits “Eat The Press” for The Huffington Post and co-hosts the HuffPost Politics podcast “So, That Happened.” Subscribe here, and listen to the latest episode below.  

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