Ben Carson Declares Support For Donald Trump
SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, (THEWILL) – Ben Carson, world-class neurosurgeon and former Republican Party presidential candidate, has declared his support for fellow GOP hopeful, Donald Trump, having abandoned his own campaign.
Speaking at a press conference during Trump's campaign, on Friday, Carson said he had seen two Trumps and could say that the presidential aspirant is actually a very intelligent man and cerebral.
“Our country is at a crossroads and in the midst of a moral crisis. We must be careful not to continue our current path, which is littered with uncertainty at best and ruination at worst,” he said.
“We can make changes to our system and that change starts now with, 'We the People'. We can have disagreements, but it is critical that we not allow those disagreements to divide us as a party or as a country.
“It is with that in mind that I endorse Donald Trump for President. I have known Donald for many years. He is a successful businessman who has built a recognizable global brand that no one can question.
“His experience as a businessman is exactly what we need to move our economic engine in the right direction and empower those who have been left out of the American dream for far too long.
“With our support, I am sure that we can help restore America's values and faith. I know there will be some who want to underscore our differences and others will wish to return to statements he has made about me in the past, but that is politics.
“As a man of faith, all is forgiven and we have moved beyond the past, as the future is now. Join me in supporting and rallying around the only candidate the GOP has that can defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016 and return America to that shining city on a hill.
“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
“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.”
Story by David Oputah