Former Republican presidential candidate, Ben Carson backed up Donald Trump on Friday, supported the front-runner in a 45 minutes joint statement where Trump said that he thinks there’s no need for more debates presented on television.
The retired neurosurgeon recently ended his campaign, he mentioned that he and Trump have left their previous bitter encounters in the past after trading nasty words during the primary.
Carson also said that there two versions of Trump, the one he shows to the public and one that is more ‘cerebral’ in private.
Speaking at his posh Mar-a-Lago Club, Trump praised Carson by saying that he is going to form part of his campaign, playing a ‘big role’ as a supporter, in both political and policy capacities. Trump denied giving further information.
“I think we’ve had enough debates. How many times do you have to give the same answer to the same questions?” said Trump.
Trump and Carson were not always so friendly in the past, Trump once said that the retired surgeon Carson has a ‘pathological disease’ with no cure, trying to resemble a child molester or something similar.
Trump, who is Presbyterian, also once raised doubts about Carson’s Seventh-day Adventist faith.
Carson visited Trump at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday morning for breakfast. After a few pastries, fruit and drinks both men were sharing words and words for over an hour. Carson’s long-time confidant Armstrong William helped with all the arrangements for this meeting.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Carson described Trump’s behavior during the meeting as very humble, gracious and open to suggestions. Trump’s past attacks on Carson never came up.
Carson said that he told Trump that no matter what happened between them in the past regarding their disputes and differences, he feels solidarity towards Trump and considers him as a fellow outsider who has been mocked at times by establishment figures in the political class. He added he would like to be part of Trump’s kitchen cabinet on policy while also keeping busy with his own political activities and appearances.
“My real ideal now is to get involved in crafting policy that will save this country. Education, health-care reform those are my two major issues,” Carson said. “I will be happy to help Trump and I will be making endorsements of other candidates running for office. And we’re going to establish a new political-action committee, but we’re still chewing on various options.”
Source: Washington Post