Ben Carson to Endorse Donald Trump: Report

Angela Bronner Helm
Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks while Ben Carson looks on during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado’s Coors Events Center on Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo.
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Ben Carson plans to endorse Donald Trump on Friday morning, according to a report by the Washington Post, citing two anonymous sources.

The outlet reports that the endorsement was finalized Thursday morning when Carson met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach, Fla., luxury club owned by the Republican front-runner.


According to sources, Carson has come to see Trump as the GOP’s best chance for getting disillusioned voters out to the polls and winning the general election in November.

On Thursday, on Fox News Radio, the retired neurosurgeon said that he was “leaning toward” a candidate and said that Trump is a smart guy.

“There’s two Donald Trumps. There’s the Donald Trump that you see on television and who gets out in front of big audiences, and there’s the Donald Trump behind the scenes,” he said. “They’re not the same person. One’s very much an entertainer, and one is actually a thinking individual.”

On March 3, Carson dropped out of the Republican presidential race, saying that he didn’t see “a path forward” with his own campaign.


Read more at the Washington Post.

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