During an interview on Full Measure, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson insisted that we are near the “End Times” and suggested that he could stop it.

Sharyl Atkisson asked Carson about his religious beliefs: “What is your view on what’s happening around the globe and in the U.S., in terms of what’s in the Bible? Do you think we’re at the End of Days?”

“You could guess that we are getting closer to that,” Carson said. “You do have people who have a belief system that sees this apocalyptic phenomenon occurring, and that they’re a part of it, and who would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons if they gain [possession of] them.”

“I think we have a chance to certainly ameliorate the situation,” he said. “I would always be shooting for peace. I wouldn’t just take a fatalistic view of things.”

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