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Ben Carson Endorses Donald Trump: 'We've Buried the Hatchet'

Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson formally endorsed Donald Trump today at the Mar-A-Largo club in Palm Beach, Florida, calling the GOP front-runner "a very intelligent man who cares deeply about America."

VERONICA STRACQUALURSI reporting for ABC News: Remembering old times, Carson said that their days fighting each other, during a time when Carson was still a contender in the GOP primary race, are over.

 "We buried the hatchet. Donald Trump talks a lot about making America great, but it's not just talk. He means it,” said Carson, who confirmed that he would be joining Trump on the campaign trail. “I'm going to be helping him.”

Carson also gave balanced analysis of the man he’s endorsing, surprisingly, noting that there are “two Donald Trumps.”

“There are two different Donald Trumps,” Carson said, explaining why he's throwing his support behind Trump. “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. You can have a very good conversation with him. And that's the Donald Trump that you're going to start seeing more and more of right now.”

Trump concurred: “I think there are two Donald Trumps. The public version and people see that and I don't know what they see exactly but it seems to have worked over my lifetime. But it's probably different, I think, than the personal Donald Trump. I think -- Ben said it very well today. Perhaps there are two Donald Trumps, but well, you know, I'm somebody that is a thinker. I'm a big thinker."

The manner, in which Trump has introduced his new ally was especially interesting. Calling Carson a "special man" and adding that "having his support really just adds total credence" to what he's trying to accomplish.

“He's become a friend, and I really appreciate the endorsement,” Trump said later.

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