These are excepts from Trump's Cabinet meeting. Lots of people spoke, but I have extracted the contributions by Ben Carson.
Trump: If you want to leave, that's your option. You can leave anytime you want, okay? Please, Ben.
Carson: Thank you, Mr. President. And just before I talk a little bit about what's going on at HUD, I just want to thank you for your incredible courage ---- and stamina and resilience with unwithering criticism, unfair criticism, all the time. And I would just, sort of, sum it up by saying: Would you rather have a non-politician whose speech is unfiltered, who gets a lot of stuff done? Or somebody with a silver tongue who gets nothing done?
Trump: But I thought I had a silver tongue. [Laughter] I heard that so often. I always thought I had a silver tongue. [Laughter] But I agree with you.
Carson: But, you know, as I told you before, I think God is using you.
Trump: Thank you very much.
Carson: I really appreciate that.
Trump: And you have said that, and I appreciate it. Thank you, Ben.
And blah, blah, blah...
Ben Carson is a survivor in Trump's Cabinet when so many others have been shown the door. This conversation highlights why Carson is here to stay...