YOU’RE FIRED: Donald Trump Boots Ben Carson From VP Team


Admit it — you’ve been waiting to hear Donald Trump utter the words “you’re fired” throughout this entire election.

Well, you’re in luck, because it looks like The Donald has had enough of Ben Carson and has kicked him to the curb.

It wasn’t all that long ago that Carson was running against Trump in hopes of securing the GOP presidential nomination. But after suspending his campaign, Carson endorsed Trump for president and even told the media he was willing to serve as Trump’s VP himself. Apparently Trump wasn’t too keen on that idea, but nonetheless hired Carson to work for his campaign as head of the VP selection team. So Carson’s been busy gathering information and selecting potential candidates to serve as Trump’s running mate in the general election.

However, it looks like all that’s now coming to an end for Dr. Carson. According to The Daily Beast, the creepy former neurosurgeon has been relieved of his duties involving Trump’s VP selection in light of his recent comments regarding potential VP picks.

Carson has been making headlines quite frequently lately as a result of his involvement with the Trump campaign. He suggested to CNN that Trump may choose a Democratic running mate, a move that definitely wouldn’t sit well with the Republican party, and, quite frankly, would be just plain odd — even for Trump. Carson also suggested that Sarah Palin made the list of potential VPs — something that’s enough to scare both Democrats and Republicans alike.

According to The Daily Beast, sources close to the Trump campaign said Carson didn’t leave on his own accord — he was actually fired. After Carson handed over a list of potential VP picks to Trump, he lost his top spot just days later.

Dr. Carson’s business manager recently claimed that he had better things to do than head up Trump’s VP selection team, but it was later determined that Williams isn’t exactly a reliable source. Basically, amid much confusion and criss-crossing statements from the Trump campaign and Carson, Carson was replaced in his role on Trump’s VP selection team by Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

Williams claims things are all sunshine and roses between Trump and Carson, despite Lewandowski replacing Carson in his duties.

Hmm, sure. Sounds like everything is just great.

Ben Carson is well known for his oddball behavior, so it’s no surprise Trump got fed up with him. Back in April, the former GOP presidential hopeful took it upon himself to brief the media on Trump’s “Twitter problem” after publicly endorsing him for president.

Sounding more like a therapist or an addiction counselor, Carson told reporters:

‘We talk about it, and a number of people have talked about it, including his family. And he knows that it’s a problem. And the first part of solving the problem is recognizing that it exists.’

So clearly, something happened between Carson and Trump that led to him being let go. Despite what either camp wants to say to smooth things over, sh*t hit the fan and things are really starting to smell bad.

So, Ben Carson, YOU’RE FIRED!

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