Former presidential candidate Ben Carson has officially put his support behind frontrunner Donald Trump. And what is causing more double-takes perhaps than his endorsement itself is one word the neurosurgeon used to describe Donald Trump. Carson noted there were two Trumps, one on stage and another who is “very cerebral.”
Via The Guardian:
Former rival Ben Carson backed Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Friday, becoming the second former presidential candidate to support the billionaire businessman in the race for the White House.
“I’ve come to know Donald Trump,” Carson said. “He is actually a very intelligent man who cares deeply about America.”
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who dropped out of the race on 4 March, follows New Jersey governor Chris Christie, a former candidate who also backed Trump after earlier dropping out of the race for the party’s nomination ahead of the 8 November presidential election.
Carson made the announcement at a joint news conference with Trump in Florida, ahead of that state’s primary on Tuesday.
Carson said there were two Trumps, one onstage and another who is “very cerebral”.
“There’s a lot more alignment, philosophically and spiritually, than I ever thought there was,” Carson said. “Donald Trump talks a lot about making America great, but it’s not just talk – he means it.”
When a brain surgeon known for his own cerebral qualities calls another candidate “very cerebral,” it gets your attention. But as Carson noted, Trump’s cerebral side is not the one most of us see, so are we supposed to take Carson’s word for it? The debates, for example, seem like a wonderful opportunity to show one’s cerebral side in discussing serious policy.
This is not intended as a criticism of Trump — more as a commentary on this side of Trump we, the voters, have not really been privy to.
Would love to hear from y’all what you think of Carson’s endorsement — especially those of you who were previously behind Carson.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]