PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former presidential candidate Ben Carson endorsed Donald Trump at a press conference in Florida Friday morning.
During the press conference, Carson said, “There’s two different Donald Trumps. There’s the one you see on the stage and there’s the one that’s very cerebral, sits there and considers things very carefully. …That’s the Donald Trump you’re going to start seeing more and more of right now.”
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, ended his own White House campaign last week after failing to win a single primary contest.
“I want the voice of the people to be heard. I want the political process to play out in the way that it should play out,” the former presidential candidate said.
Carson added, “I’ve come to know Donald Trump over the last few years. He’s actually a very intelligent man who cares deeply about America.”
Carson said he and Trump had “buried the hatchet” after having several spats while both were presidential candidates.
News of the endorsement broke Thursday, and the real estate mogul confirmed Carson’s support during a GOP debate hosted by CNN.
“Having his support, really, it just adds total credence to what I’m trying to do and to what we’re all trying to do,” Trump said at the news conference, introducing Carson.
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