Days after former GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina made her endorsement of Ted Cruz official, another one-time contender has made a decidedly less formal pronouncement of support for unconventional front-runner Donald Trump. Dr. Ben Carson, who enjoyed a tentatively cordial relationship with Trump during the first leg of the election season, said in a Fox News Radio interview on Thursday that he is “leaning” toward endorsing the brash billionaire.
When Carson began surging in the polls late last year, however, the friendship soured as Trump repeatedly and emphatically challenged his rival’s autobiography.
To be fair, no one treated Ben Carson as well as Donald Trump did, with endearing terms like "child molester." It just warms the heart.
— Thomas C. (@Thomas_Conerty) March 10, 2016
In attempting to make the case for Trump, Carson did not rely on public statements. Instead, he tried to reassure concerned voters that Trump is not always the controversial character they see during debates and campaign rallies.
CONFIRMED: Ben Carson to endorse Donald Trump for president tomorrow pic.twitter.com/nTb58yUi8F
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) March 10, 2016
“There are two Donald Trumps,” the retired neurosurgeon declared.
One, he explained, is the “entertainer” Americans see “on television” and “in front of big audiences.”
In private, however, Carson described “a thinking individual” who is ready to admit that “he doesn’t have all the answers.” (Read more from “Ben Carson Just Revealed Who He’s Endorsing” HERE)