Dr. Ben Carson, who endorsed Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy on Friday, appears less than enthusiastic about that decision. And the real reason the unsuccessful GOP presidential hopeful endorsed his former rival could be a violation of federal law.
Carson then said that Trump had promised him a role in his administration, “certainly in an advisory capacity.” Asked by NewsMax’s Steve Malzberg whether this meant a cabinet position, Carson declined to “reveal any details about it right now, because all of this is still very liquid.”
Carson also reveals in the interview that he would have rather endorsed John Kasich or Marco Rubio, but he did not see either of them winning the nomination.
So apparently Donald Trump's advisers failed to explain this US Legal Code to their candidate:
Whoever, being a candidate, directly or indirectly promises or pledges the appointment, or the use of his influence or support for the appointment of any person to any public or private position or employment, for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
I imagine that Trump would simply laugh off a fine, but jail time, THAT could really put a crimp in Trump's plans for his next reality show "The Apprentice to the Man who was a Presidential Candidate and has a Yuge Penis."
And of course this also essentially proves that Trump is making deals with people to get their endorsements.
I imagine he offered Chris Christie the Attorney General position, Joe Arpaio Secretary of Homeland Security, and Sarah Palin Secretary of Going into Fake Labor.