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Ben Carson has surgically removed the section of his brain that controls self-respect.

Caron’s odd endorsement of Donald Trump—who called him a liar, insinuated he was stupid, and, most notably, compared him to a child molester—came into focus earlier this week when he revealed that Trump had, possibly illegally, offered him a spot in his cabinet. 

But speaking to Yahoo News on Wednesday, Carson made it clear that Trump is very much in his head. When asked about the child molester comparison, Carson owned it, saying, “You have to admit to a degree that it did work,” while laughing. “A lot of people believed him!” 

Carson is the new Chris Christie, forced to not only absorb Trump’s insults, but to laugh along and say, “Please sir, may I have another?” at every opportunity.