By Bronte Price, PoliticKING
Ben Carson publicly came out in support of Donald Trump on Friday morning, saying the two had "buried the hatchet." Carson praised Trump as a "the voice of the people to be heard," during a news conference at Trump's private club, Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. The former GOP candidate reiterated Trump's recent calls for party unity and insisted that the GOP allow the "political process to play out."
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"What I've been seeing recently is political operatives ... once again trying to assert themselves and trying to thwart the will of the people," Carson said. "I find that to be an extraordinarily dangerous place right now."
Carson's endorsement comes just one week after he ended his own White House campaign. It also gives Trump a large boost in the race right before the upcoming Florida and Ohio primaries on Tuesday. According to CNN, Trump said that he did not promise Carson a future role in a potential Trump administration. Trump did, however, pledge that Carson would play a "big, big part" in his campaign.
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Carson spoke highly of Trump's character and integrity during his endorsement speech. He insisted that there were "two Donald Trumps," one which the public can see, and one which is more reserved and "cerebral," a man who "sits there and considers things very carefully."
"Some people have gotten the impression that Donald Trump is this person who is not malleable, who does not have the ability to listen, and to take information in and make wise decisions. And that's not true," Carson said. "He's much more cerebral than that."
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