Given his performance during the GOP primary, there was a good chance that things were gonna get weird when Dr. Ben Carson spoke on the second night of the Republican National Convention.
Boy, did he deliver.
Veering wildly from his prepared remarks, Carson first took on the importance of being politically incorrect.
"I hate political correctness because it's antithetical to founding the principals of this country. And the secular progressives use it to make people sit down and shut up while they change everything."
He then turned back to his prepared remarks, talking about why Hillary would be bad for America, and why Trump wouldn't.
"He understands that the blessings of this nation come with the responsibility to ensure that they are available to all, not just the privileged few," Carson said. "This is exemplified by his willingness to take on the establishment against all odds."
Then came the highlight of Carson's speech, which again was nowhere to be found in his prepared remarks.
Carson pointed out that Hillary Clinton's senior thesis was written about Saul Alinsky, a community organizer from Chicago. Alinsky mischievously dedicated his book Rules for Radicals to "the very first radical…Lucifer, "
But Carson seemed to miss Alinsky's joke, and proceeded to claim that a Clinton administration would be linked to the devil himself. Watch:
"[Alinsky] wrote a book called Rules for Radicals. It acknowledges Lucifer, the original radical who gained his own kingdom," Carson said. “Now think about that. This is our nation where our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, talks about certain inalienable rights that come from our creator; a nation where our Pledge of Allegiance says we are one nation under God. So are we willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer?”
If Trump wins, we can't wait to see where he puts Carson in his cabinet.
Rob covers business, economics and the environment for Fusion. He previously worked at Business Insider. He grew up in Chicago.