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Ben Carson Endorses Donald Trump Press Conference

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Published on Mar 11, 2016

Donald Trump held a press conference today from the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, FL. Ben Carson attended the event, where he handed the mogul his endorsement. Carson says a house divided against itself cannot stand and together the country will “ascend to a much higher pinnacle” than anyone expects Carson sees spiritual alignment with Trump Carson’s speaking at a Trump event in Palm Beach. Trump is waiting in the wings. Carson’s standing behind a Trump-branded lectern in front of Trump’s usual backdrop of American flags. “There’s a lot more alignment, philosophically and spiritually, than I ever thought there was,” Carson says of himself and Trump.
“I’m appealing to the media, as well. You’re part of America, too,” Carson advises. He says the job of the media should be not to divide or sow conflict, but to unite. “Donald Trump talks a lot about making America great, but it’s not just talk – he means it,” Carson says.
Carson endorses Trump: he's 'very cerebral' “I’ll tell you why. First of all, I’ve come to know Donald Trump ... he is actually a very intelligent man who cares deeply about America.” Carson says there are two Trumps. One you see onstage and a secret Trump backstage, who Carson says is “very cerebral”.Ben Carson endorsed Donald Trump at a press conference this morning, which comes as a surprise to some considering the exceedingly nasty feuds and disagreements they had as political rivals. Carson took the stage first, singing Trump’s praises and saying they “buried the hatchet,” but as soon as Trump took questions, the mogul was asked about whether he ever actually apologized for the attacks he threw at the former doctor. Trump brushed off the concerns, saying “it’s politics, it’s a tough business,” but he was pressed to elaborate as the subject became a prevalent theme of the news conference. “It’s politics. Ben understands that, and I was really impressed with the way he fought back, because he fought back with silence and strength,” Trump said. “I couldn’t lose him. I couldn’t shake him, he did so well and just go up, up, up, so steady, so solid, and I hit him hard. And he understands that.” Carson’s softer demeanor has been one of the many aspects Trump previously chose to mock, but the plutocrat claimed today that he now respects the dignity Carson showed during the race. "Some people said he said terrible things about you ... well first of all we buried the hatchet. ... That happens in American politics. “There’s a lot more alignment, philosophically and spiritually, than I ever thought there was,” Carson says.
Hello and welcome to our live-wire coverage of the 2016 race for the White House. Retired brain surgeon Ben Carson will endorse Donald Trump this morning in an appearance in Florida, Trump announced from the debate stage last night. Carson said on Thursday that it was important for the Republican party to get behind its nominee to ensure the defeat of the Democrats in November. Carson also said he believed that Trump was attracting new voters to the GOP. But some longtime Carson supporters expressed disappointment that a leader they had valued for his even temperament and Christian values would now get behind a candidate not known for either. “Let’s hope it is just a bad rumor, otherwise a lot of Dr Carson fans will be heartbroken,” said old Carson friend and former campaign organizer Terry Giles in a statement to the Guardian on Thursday evening. (Read the full statement here.)
Ever since the Carson endorsement plan was announced, those who care have busied themselves disinterring Trump’s greatest hits against Carson, including this one:

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