Based on a series of increasingly hilarious and cringe-worthy comments from Donald Trump supporter and failed presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, some are beginning to wonder if Dr. Malpractice is really trying to put an end to Trump’s candidacy one blundering mistake at a time.

If true, Carson’s plan would be both insidious and relatively slow-moving, as his comments get little air time. Any credibility with voters that Carson had before he endorsed Trump quickly disappeared when voters saw their beloved soft-spoken peace-keeper rallying behind a violence-inspiring bigot. Donald Trump, who had referred to Dr. Carson as a possible child molester earlier in the race, welcomed the doctor’s endorsement with open arms.

But since that endorsement, Carson has been making strange comment after strange comment, indicating in most instances that Trump isn’t actually the best person for the position. Even during his endorsement speech, Carson said that he knew of “two Trumps.” One, Carson said, is the guy we all know and abhor. But the other? Well, he wasn’t half bad.

“There’s the Donald Trump that you see on television and who gets out in front of big audiences, and there’s the Donald Trump behind the scenes. They’re not the same person. One’s very much an entertainer, and one is actually a thinking individual.”

A few days later when asked to explain why he endorsed Trump, Carson said that no matter how bad of a job Trump might do as president, it would really only be four short years to suffer through. And how bad can 4 years of total hell be, after all?

Then, Carson defended the child-molester remarks from Trump, saying that it was all just part of the political game. No harm, no foul!

But surely evangelical, Christ-loving Carson wouldn’t be happy with Trump’s confusing flip-flops regarding abortion last week? Nah, that was hunky-dory as well since it was all the fault of the big bad media who didn’t give Trump time to think things through. Carson told reporters that Trump’s strange answer was to be expected since the media hadn’t warned Trump of what they planned to ask.

Finally, this week, Carson has walked back his endorsement even further, saying that Trump has some “major defects.”

“Are there better people? Probably.”

If this isn’t an epic troll, then it is the saddest campaign surrogate that an election has ever seen. But if Carson really is trying to take down the Trump campaign? Or is he just trying to grin and bear it, hoping for a V.P. position in the Orange-White House? The world may never know.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com