Ben Carson has endorsed GOP frontrunner, Donald Trump. Carson threw his unwavering support behind Trump Friday morning, saying the two men had “buried the hatchet” and praising the Republican Party’s front-runner as a “the voice of the people to be heard.”
Speaking at a news conference at Trump’s private club, Mar-a-Lago, the retired neurosurgeon echoed Trump’s recent calls for party unity and pleaded with the Republican Party (GOP) to allow the “political process to play out.”
Mini BIO – Ben Carson
Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson, Sr. (born September 18, 1951) is a retired American neurosurgeon. Born in Detroit, Michigan, and a graduate of Yale University and the University of Michigan Medical School, Carson has authored numerous books on his medical career and political stances, and was the subject of a television drama film in 2009.
He was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland from 1984 until his retirement in 2013. Among his achievements as a surgeon were separating conjoined twins and developing a hemispherectomy technique for controlling seizures. Both achievements were recognized in 2008 with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Ben Carson, who had been registered as a Republican, changed his registration to independent in the 1990s after watching Republicans impeach President Bill Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice regarding an extramarital affair with Monica Lewinsky. “I just saw so much hypocrisy in both parties”, he said. In February 2013, Carson said he was not a member of any political party.
On November 4, 2014, the day of the 2014 midterms, Carson rejoined the Republican Party, saying it was “truly a pragmatic move” because he was considering running for president in 2016. In May 4, 2015, at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts in his home town of Detroit, he officially announced his run for the Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Watch Ben Carson as he endorsed Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, below: