PALM BEACH, Fla. – Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson endorsed Donald Trump on Friday, throwing his support to the GOP front-runner in a 45-minute joint appearance where Trump said he doesn’t see a need for any more televised debates.
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who recently ended his campaign, said he and Trump have “buried the hatchet” after trading nasty words during the primary. He also said there are “two different” Trumps: the one the public sees and a more “cerebral” Trump in private.
Speaking at his posh Mar-a-Lago Club, Trump praised Carson and said he would play a “big role” in the campaign, in both a political and policy capacities. But he declined to offer specific descriptions.
Trump also said that he doesn’t see a need for any further primary debates. The GOP held its most recent debate Thursday night in Miami.
“I think we’ve had enough debates. How many times do you have to give the same answer to the same questions?” said Trump.