Ben Carson stresses a government 'for and by the people'

Carson seeks government 'for people by the people'

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Former presidential candidate Ben Carson continued his support for the new Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Carson was one of 17 candidates wanting to be Commander-in-Chief.  When that didn't work out he threw his support behind the eventual nominee Donald Trump, a man whose idea of building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, he called "stupid."

"Obviously, we're looking for a situation where we can maintain the principles and values that made America into a great nation and still have a country that is for and by the people verses one that is up for and by the government which will fundamentally change the kind of nation that we are," he said. 

The retired neurosurgeon spoke at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night in support of Trump and he railed against Hillary Clinton tying her to Lucifer. Wednesday he spoke at a Purple Tent event saying there needs to be civil discourse in America.

Purple America is a national initiative of Values-in-Action Foundation to re-focus the American conversation to a civil, productive and respectful dialogue around our shared values.

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