A debate between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders would be a "wonderful thing," as it would show young people the dangers of socialism, retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Friday.
"I would love to see such a debate because it would help to crystallize for the American people the difference between traditional American values and socialism," Carson told the Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria"
"I think a lot of young people don't really know what socialism is."
A lot of the younger people supporting Sanders, Carson continued, think Socialism is "coming together and caring about other people. When they find out what it's really about, I think they might change their mind."
Carson, who has been working closely with the Trump campaign, also discussed Thursday's news that the New Yorker has now bypassed the 1,237 confirmed delegates he needs to clinch the GOP nomination, saying that the news "says a lot about the wisdom of the American people."
"The American people have been able to analyze and they recognize we have two choices," said Carson. "We have the choice of continuing along the progressive ideology of more government intervention, more political correctness, of weakening military and stability of our economy, or move to a more traditional sense of personal responsibility, understanding what our fiscal responsibilities are."
Carson also denied that he had headed up Trump's search for a running mate, but said he still speaks with the presumptive nominee "about a lot more than a vice presidential pick. We're talking about issues that will result in the salvation of this nation."
The retired doctor also Friday said he has serious doubts about President Barack Obama's statements on Thursday that world leaders "are rattled" by the potential that Trump could become president.
"I seriously doubt that they're rattled, but if they are rattled, they're probably rattled because they've been listening to propaganda as so many people have been, and when they have an opportunity to actually sit down and discuss things with Donald Trump, with his secretary of state with other diplomatic personnel they're going to understand it is logical," said Carson.
The nation under Trump will be "fair," he continued.
"We're not going to be trying to take advantage of them, but we don't want them taking advantage of us either, so I think it will actually make for a more peaceful situation in the world," said Carson.
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