On Friday morning, man perpetually waking up from a five-hour nap Ben Carson endorsed former rival Donald Trump. The endorsement took place at a Trump-owned country club in Florida. Heartwarming! And also, while we’re here, a very good time to look back on all the nice things Donald Trump has said about his newest backer.

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The Washington Post reports that Carson endorsed Trump by calling him thoughtful and “cerebral,” forcing us to consider anew that this is a man who has performed brain surgery on children. Trump said, without elaboration, that Carson will play a “big, big part” in the campaign. Carson also recently took a new job with My Faith Votes, where he’ll try to convince good Christians to vote for people like his good friend Donald Trump.

A source told CNN that Carson and Trump have houses near one another in West Palm Beach and “know each other well.” (Here’s a vaguely alarming picture of them from 2013 holding some random person’s children).

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But their relationship has undergone some interesting transitions, a certain waxing and waning of affection, according to Trump’s dizzying Twitter feed:

A hearty congratulations to these two special friends and their confused plans to make America... whatever it is they have in mind.


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