Ben Carson Endorses Donald Trump For President

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Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson endorsed real estate mogul Donald Trump’s race for the White House Friday morning.

“Donald Trump talks a lot about making America great, but it’s not just talk. He means it. I’m going to be helping him,” Carson said during a press conference in Palm Beach, Florida.

Carson also said of Trump that a “person’s image can be greatly distorted, having been a victim of that.”

The retired neurosurgeon said there are “two Donald Trumps,” the one you see on the debate stage and one that’s more “cerebral.” Carson also said we’re going to start seeing “more and more” of the latter Trump.

While the two were vying for the top of the GOP field, Trump infamously compared Carson to a “child molester” and said he had a “pathological temper.”

Asked if the two men apologized for the barbs they traded on the trail, Trump responded, “It’s politics. It’s tough stuff…We understand that.”

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  1. Carson finally found someone to help with his campaign debt. He was selling hard to Cruz, but Cruz wasn’t buying.

    I almost hate to say it, but it looks like Trump bargained a good deal, probably getting Carson for pennies on the dollar.

  2. Somebody calls you a “child molester” and you endorse him for President! This is mad crazy.

  3. Carson: Trump and I have a great deal in common. Neither of us knows anything about being President of the United States. Of course, none of the other remaining GOP candidates do either, but Trump was the highest bidder.

  4. I have nothing to say here, but it is one of the very few places that TPM will let me say anything, so…

  5. The retired neurosurgeon said there are “two Donald Trumps,” the one you see on the debate stage and one that’s more “cerebral.” Carson also said we’re going to start seeing “more and more” of the latter Trump.

    Is Dr. Carson aware of the fact that Trump has been in the public eye for decades, and that the “cerebral” fellow he is referring to has yet to appear?

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