Ben Carson talks Donald Trump in Jacksonville on Monday - Florida Politics

Ben Carson talks Donald Trump in Jacksonville on Monday

In Duval County, the doctor is in on Monday.

Ben Carson will be at the Donald Trump headquarters, located at 3428 Beach Blvd., at 4:00 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, will be the last national-level Trump surrogate to appear in Jacksonville during the campaign.

Carson was in Jacksonville in late October at the Florida Forum.

WJXT covered that event, and reports that the former GOP Presidential candidate discussed “kindness and gratitude as a power source for the brain.”

Carson has been a traveling Trump surrogate, deployed to appeal to and reinforce sentiment within the GOP base.

He was in Phoenix over the weekend.

The Arizona Republic reports Carson opining that “many people are timid when it comes to standing up for what they believe in,. Our system and our freedoms are based on the well informed and educated populous, and if we become anything other than that, the nature of the country will change rapidly.”

The Phoenix report adds that Carson “quoted the Pledge of Allegiance, saying ‘liberty and justice for all,’ means liberty and justice for all, not just for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He concluded by saying it was time for the people to regain control of the government.”

Carson was accompanied in Phoenix by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the local octogenarian authoritarian facing a competitive re-election race.

In Colorado Springs on Friday, Carson asserted that the “common sense” of the voters would ensure that Trump prevailed.

In Des Moines on Nov. 3, Carson had this to say.

“The message is that America was and is a very special place that many people fought for very hard, and particularly for the freedoms that we enjoy,” Carson told The Des Moines Register. “It is supposed to be people-centric and not government-centric. As we move further and further towards the government model, is that really what we want to pass on to our children? Or do we still believe in the creativity, the ingenuity and the can-do attitude that made America great?”

Trump hasn’t shown any particular interest in reducing the size of government, which suggests that musings like this from Carson are of the theoretical nature that extends little farther than corporate deregulation.

Carson has also posited that the race between Trump and Clinton transcends party identification, as a battle of Trump versus the “political elites.”

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