Ben Carson Endorses Donald Trump, Saying ‘We Buried the Hatchet’

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Ben Carson, the retired pediatric neurosurgeon who ended his own presidential bid last week, endorsed Donald J. Trump at a news conference on Friday at Mar-a-Lago, Mr. Trump’s club, calling him “actually a very intelligent man who cares deeply about America.”

The announcement came in the club’s white-and-gold ballroom the morning after Thursday night’s rather subdued Republican debate, where Mr. Trump announced on the debate stage that he had landed Mr. Carson’s support.

Mr. Carson praised the Manhattan businessman, saying, “There are two different Donald Trumps.”

“There’s the one you see on the stage, and there’s the one who’s very cerebral, sits there and considers things very carefully,” M. Carson said. “You can have a very good conversation with him. And that’s the Donald Trump that you’re going to start seeing more and more of right now.”

  • Exile1981

    In that case can we have Carson as Surgeon General instead of that idiot we have now?

    • El Martyachi

      My first thought was VP but surgeon general is better.

      • The Butterfly

        He’s going to be education secretary.

        • Clausewitz

          There shouldn’t be an Education Secretary. Education is the prevue of the State and local governments. All duplication of services does is increase the tax burden.

      • V10_Rob

        I’d keep the VP slot for Cruze.

        Beat the other guy until he gives, then help him to his feet, magnanimously praise him for giving as good as he got, and tell everyone that you want this tough SOB on your team.

        • G

          Bravo!!! My dream ticket would give Sarah Palin a cabinet post, because:
          1) She has an immensely loyal and vigorous following. She speaks to white middle class, working america like no one else
          2) Conservative women love her
          3) She would piss off all the right people. (Sending a message to the elites)
          4) Payback is a total bitch (sends a message to the Hollywierd set).

          And Newt Gingrich

          Don’t go moderate. If you are going to have a revolution do it all the way. Trump Cruz Palin Gingrich The lefties and RINOs would be in convulsions.

  • The Butterfly

    God bless America, land that I love…

  • Spatchcocked

    Good news….that’s worth considerable votes including the black voters…
    I recommend reading Par Buchanan’s article on the Republican elites meeting at Sea Island over the weekend…he hits it out of the park…..
    Calls them a Camarilla which is spot on.
    God bless the average American man and woman for their native understanding of what is what and who is whom.

  • FactsWillOut

    The whole attack on Trump boils down to “He’s telling lies.”

    The fact is, the establishment are proven liars, Trump is not, and Trump stands to gain incredibly if he sticks to his guns.

    Heck, if he just gets the feds to halfway adhere to the 10A, he’ll go down in history as one of the best since Jefferson.

  • A valuable endorsement.