With the first debate behind him, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Friday that America as we know it will be gone if Donald Trump bolts the Republican Party in 2016.

Carson, who made the comments to Fox News Radio’s John Gibson, added that a Trump independent run would hand the election to the Democratic Party, which would come with multiple Supreme Court nominations.

I’m hoping that he will at some point come to an understanding that if he runs as a third-party candidate, he will essentially hand the election to the progressives, who will get two or three Supreme Court picks, and America will be gone as we know it, Carson said. I hope he realizes the seriousness of that situation.

Source: Carson: ‘America will be gone as we know it’ if Trump runs 3rd party | Washington Examiner