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Staff Resignations Rock Carson’s Presidential Campaign

Ben Carson’s White House bid suffered another setback last week, when three of his key staffers announced their resignations.

Two of the aides, campaign manager Barry Bennett and communications director Doug Watts, clashed with Carson’s business manager, according to The Associated Press. They also reportedly had become skeptical of the candidate’s qualifications and ability to be president.

While Bennett praised the retired pediatric neurosurgeon as “one of the smartest men I’ve ever worked for,” he alleged that Carson is just a “script reader” for business manager Armstrong Williams. “You have to surround yourself with good people, and he hasn’t demonstrated that he can do that,” Bennett said. “No one wants Armstrong Williams anywhere near the Oval Office.”

Williams responded: “Barry and I agree. I will be nowhere near the Oval Office when Dr. Carson is elected president. I will remain in my private practice.” The adviser, who is not employed by the campaign, claimed that “Barry resigned because he wanted total control and he wasn’t going to have that.”

Carson’s newly aligned staff issued a written statement on Thursday characterizing the resignations as “enhancements” designed to “shift the campaign into higher gear.”

The AP noted that deputy campaign manager Lisa Coen has resigned, as well. The new campaign chairman is retired Army Major Gen. Robert Dees, who was already on board as a military and foreign-policy adviser.

Carson has been slipping in polls of Republican primary voters, falling behind front-runners Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.

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