I believe that every president must stand by the solemn oath to “preserve, protect
and defend” the Constitution.
Politics is a nasty business. It's why so many Americans, including me, have been
Personal ambition and conflict are often valued more than honesty, substance and
I'm running for President because it's time for accountability and integrity, and
the only way we can make a difference is for all of us as citizens to take a stand.
That includes holding the media to account when it spreads false or misleading information
-- which is what CNN did at the start of the Iowa Caucuses on Monday night. They
led people to believe I was leaving the race.
It was yet another example of creating rather than reporting the news, and it's wrong.
The media and the political class want to make you and I play by their rules. We
can't let it happen. There's such a thing as right and wrong and we must keep pushing
Iowa has spoken. New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada are next. In fact, New
Hampshire will vote in just 6 days. We've got a job to do and we will not be silenced.
Exclusive audio was just released by Breitbart News which indicates that as the Iowa
Caucuses were beginning on Monday night, the Cruz campaign called precinct captains
across the state to inform them that I was suspending my campaign, and to instruct
voters that "they should not waste a vote on Ben Carson and vote for Ted Cruz."