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Ben Carson Struggles to Defend Trump Endorsement on 'The View'

Donald Trump criticized the show and its hosts on Twitter

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    Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended Donald Trump and his endorsement of the GOP front-runner on "The View" Thursday, March 24, 2016.

    Former GOP presidential contender Ben Carson offered a lukewarm defense of Donald Trump's many controversies on Thursday, telling the hosts of ABC's "The View" that Trump's bombast is intended for political gain, NBC News reported.

    "But what we have to do is recognize we have to work with what we have, not necessarily what we ideally would want," the retired neurosurgeon said, adding that "we the people are largely responsible" because politicians respond when people stand up for what they believe.  Highlights From the 2016 Campaign TrailHighlights From the 2016 Campaign Trail

    Carson said his endorsement of Trump was going against the establishment which doesn't like “people who are not beholding to them, and people who are not controlling to them coming into Washington D.C.”

    The combative interview, in which the show's hosts repeatedly called Trump a "liar," a "racist" and compared him to Hitler, incensed the GOP front-runner, sending him to Twitter to express his disgust.