Ben Carson warns GOP of 'absolute destruction' if Trump is denied nomination

“If there are shenanigans, if it’s not straightforward, all of those millions of people that Donald Trump has brought into the arena are not going to stay there, and the Republicans are going to lose and it’s going to be not only the presidency but it’s gonna be the Senate and it could even be the House,” the retired neurosurgeon who endorsed his former opponent earlier this month told “Fox and Friends,” adding, “It’s going to be absolute destruction.”

Carson then proceeded to mock “the established Republicans, who they say they don’t exist, they say there’s no such thing—yeah, right,” suggesting that how they act would demonstrate whether they are “more concerned about maintaining control and their positions, or are they more concerned about America.”

“And if they’re more concerned about America, they will not blow up a straightforward process, they will let the will of the people prevail,” said Carson, who defended Trump’s policies at other points in the interview as well.