‘Pathological’ Ben Carson Endorses Trump: ‘There Is a Lot More Alignment Spiritually Than I Thought’

Carson-compressedPALM BEACH, Fla. — Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, a Seventh-Day Adventist who Donald Trump once attacked as “pathological” and “low energy,” endorsed the Presbyterian-identifying billionaire business mogul on Friday morning.

“I have found in talking with [Donald Trump] that … there is a lot more alignment philosophically and spiritually than I ever thought that there was,” he said at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach. “That actually surprised me more than anything.”

Carson, who praised the candidate’s “guts” and “energy,” said that he has discovered that there are two sides to Trump. The former brain surgeon characterized the Republican front runner as being “cerebral.”

“There are two different Donald Trumps,” he stated. “There’s the one you see on the stage and there’s the one who is very cerebral, sits there and considers things very carefully. You can have a very good conversation with him. That’s the Donald Trump that you’re going to start seeing more and more of.”

“Some people have gotten the impression that Donald Trump is this person who is not malleable, who does not have the ability to listen, and to take information in and make wise decisions. And that’s not true,” Carson continued. “He’s much more cerebral than that.”

Last November, Trump said on the campaign trail that Carson has incurable “pathological” issues, which he compared to a child molester.

“It’s in the book that he’s got a pathological temper,” Trump stated. “That’s a big problem because you don’t cure that … as an example: child molesting. You don’t cure these people. You don’t cure a child molester. There’s no cure for it. Pathological, there’s no cure for that.”

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While campaigning in Iowa the month prior, Trump sought to distinguish himself from Carson’s Seventh Day Adventism in advising voters that he is more mainstream.

“I’m Presbyterian,” Trump declared at a campaign rally. “Can you believe it? Nobody believes I’m Presbyterian. I’m Presbyterian. I’m Presbyterian. I’m Presbyterian. Boy, that’s down the middle of the road folks, in all fairness. I mean, Seventh-day Adventist, I don’t know about. I just don’t know about.”

But during his endorsement today, Carson said that was all in the past.

“We buried the hatchet. That was political stuff,” he stated. “We move on.”

Carson said that he prayed about endorsing Trump and believed that God was in the decision.

“You said throughout your life God has led you to your most important decisions,” one reporter noted. “This truly is an important decision. Did God lead you to Donald Trump?”

“I prayed about it a lot and I got a lot of indications,” Carson replied. “[There were] people calling me that I hadn’t talked to in a long time saying, ‘I had this dream about you and Donald Trump.’ Just amazing things.”

He said that he also used his own reasoning to come to the conclusion as he feared the ramifications of a Democratic win.

“I also tend to think that the way God speaks to you is by giving you wisdom,” Carson stated. “And that wisdom says to me that if we allow this attempt to disrupt the will of the people to be successful, it will fracture the party in an irreparable way. And that would hand the election to people who, I personally believe, would destroy our country.”

Trump likewise praised Carson during the press conference, saying, “I think having his support adds credence to what I’m trying to do.”

Carson had suspended his campaign last week after an unsuccessful run in the primaries.

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  • Emmanuel

    Did he just say spiritual? is that kinda like Hilary’s faith? 😉

  • Mary Taylor

    Trump’s so called faith comes from sitting under the teaching of Norman Vincent Peale. Trump admitted he’s never asked for forgiveness of his sins. That said enough for me.

  • Vince

    So saying ‘that was political stuff’ trumps everything. Will this take the place of ‘what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’?

    • Darrell

      I think Carson understands Trump’s reasoning, akin to The Godfather, ‘It’s not personal..it’s just business.’ I really don’t think Trump even means half the things he says about candidates. He is doing it to throw them off, get votes and be the winner at all costs. Trump has that personality to distinguish between business and personal things. He does what it takes. Now that there is no more need to throw Carson off, he can let his guard down.

  • Maxx Headroom

    Well, since he belongs to a cult to begin with, it’s understandable that he’d ally himself with an atheist.

    • Liz Litts

      Dr. Carson does not belong to a ‘cult’ you are misinformed and slandering a brother in the Lord.

      • thelordlives2011

        Liz, Maxx is more right than you are. The SDA has cultic teaching like investigative authority, it has a form of work salvation, and it believes in the false teaching of heretic Ellen G. White. I know many Adventist and they are very evangelical. But SDA can has cultic-like teaching but is an a full blown Cult like the Latter Day Saints.
        Dr Carson lined himself with Trump because he could not line himself with Ted Cruz because they don’t get along. Trump is basically Presbyterian by name only and not by faith.

        • Faithback

          Go ahead and add Apostles and Prophets to the list of cult members and heretics. Yes, fire comes after, not before the judgement. Adventists teach this proudly. Would’ve thought it were common sense that judgement must preceed punishment.

      • Maxx Headroom

        Not my opinion, just do your homework and research the the Seventh Day Adventist and their beginnings, and what they ACTUALLY believe, and you’ll find that they’re just another cult with a lot of man-made rules that contradict the bible and God.

  • dongszkie

    In tandem with Trump as President and Carson as the Vice President seem no farfetched idea at all, but a safe ship idea.

  • Liz Litts

    This has got to be a lie–I am going to Dr Carson’s website for the real story. YOu people have forgotten how the media has slander ed and attempted to distroy Dr. Carson from day one—Just another lie.

  • Ted De Vesta

    The only real sense I can make out of Ben Carson’s endorsement of Trump is that perhaps he has resolved that Trump will be the GOP nominee and that being the case Ben figures to endorse Trump will give him some influence on “The Donald” whether it be as a VP or other advisor, in which case, Ben could hopefully [temper] Trumps behavior and decisions he would have to make if he becomes president. Just a thought, and one that makes Ben’s endorsement a little easier to swallow for me anyway.

  • Andrew Nyamwaro

    Carson is right. Someone has to make America great once again. Trump is the man. He will defend our faith. God bless America.

    • Sorry Carson’s wrong, the reality is, Trump or any other person is not going to make America great again, only if it turns to Jesus, repent & forsakes it’s sin. As stated in Jeremiah 18:8. and if that nation I warned repents of it’s evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned.

    • God won’t bless America, until we the peoples repent of the evils in our sins, stop supporting homosexuality and Planned parenthood that kills 300,000 babies each year stop rejecting God from public square and seek him at all times.

    • thelordlives2011

      Trump can not do anything to make America great. Is the people of the United States that make America great.

  • acontraryview

    What the what???? Trump? It would seem that Cruz is much more aligned with Carson’s views than Trump is. I am baffled by his endorsement of Trump.

    • Faithback

      For Cruz, look up Dominion Theology. Carson does not believe in any form, shape or packaging of theocracy.

  • Josey

    pathological, I wouldn’t go that route.

  • Darrell

    The addendum underneath this post that sent me here seems to be missing in this article. It says that SDAs don’t believe in ‘eternal punishment’. This is not true. They believe in eternal punishMENTnot eternal punishING. “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.” They take this verse at it’s word instead of assigning immortality to ‘death’ as so many do to make disembodied souls to be burning in hell for eternity, a Greek concept if there ever was one.

    As for Carson endorsing Trump, if you read his agent (?) ‘s post about it, he likens it to Daniel serving in Babylon and Joseph in Egypt. Trump believes the Republican party can make a difference and he wants to be part of it. I can’t say I agree with it, but I understand his reasoning. Someone with a cool sense of rationality has to keep Trump grounded. Why not be VP if you can’t be POTUS? At least you still can accomplish something.

    • Faithback

      Fully agreed. Yet I wonder as to the wisdom of being unequally yoked. From a rational point of view, spot-on.

  • BarkingDawg

    Trump has a 666 tattoo under the combover.