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Ex-White House rival Carson backs Trump, calls him ‘cerebral’

March 11
14:18 2016

By James Oliphant PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – Former U.S. Republican presidential contender Ben Carson "buried the hatchet" and endorsed party front-runner Donald Trump on Friday, saying he believed the billionaire's pugnacious campaign style hid a more thoughtful private side. "There are two different Donald Trumps: there's the one you see on the stage and there's the one who's very cerebral, sits there and considers things very carefully," Carson said as he became the second former Republican candidate to back Trump in the White House race. The soft-spoken retired neurosurgeon, who dropped out of the race last week, addressed the issue of Trump's combative and sometimes crude public image, saying the American people would be "comforted" when they discover a gentler side.

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