They’ve “buried the hatchet,” Ben Carson said, as the former contender for the Republican nomination in the US presidential race came out officially in support of Donald Trump.
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It was just a really nice way to finish off the debate season. But I thought, I really think it's enough debates.
I endorse @realDonaldTrump. It’s time to unite behind the candidate who will beat Hillary Clinton and return government to, "We the People"— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) March 11, 2016
Many people fight for change in DC. @realDonaldTrump is a leader with an outsider’s perspective & the vision, guts & energy to get it done.— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) March 11, 2016
Carson failed to respond when asked whose choice it was to back Trump.
In the wake of the endorsement, billionaire businessman Trump called for an end to the campaign debates.
“It would be nice to finish off with this one. I thought CNN did a fantastic job last night. I thought that Jake was a great moderator. It was just, it was just a really nice way to finish off the debate season. But I thought, I really think it’s enough debates,” he told supporters at a rally in St Louis.
The remarkably restrained Miami debate attracted five million fewer viewers than a week previously.