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Carson Hints at Independent Presidential Bid

Republican White House hopeful Ben Carson, who has been slipping in the polls, suggested Sunday that he might leave the GOP contest and run as an independent candidate.

According to The Hill, the former brain surgeon said he could bolt the party if its leaders block an outsider like himself from winning the nomination by holding a brokered convention.

“Well, one of the reasons that I got into this is because I heard the frustration in the people who are so tired of backroom deals, of subterfuge, of dishonesty,” Carson said on ABC’s “This Week.” He added: “If that is the case, then you know I’m out of here.”

The Washington Post reported that members of the GOP establishment held a strategy meeting last week to discuss how to stop Donald Trump and nominate a more traditional candidate. Carson said he received assurances from Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, that the process will be fair to all the contenders.

“He told me those are routine meetings. They have them all the time. This was no different than any of the others, that the last thing they would do is engage in backroom dealing,” Carson explained. “But, you know, the jury is out. We’ll certainly be keeping a close eye on things.”

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