Ben Carson Endorses Donald Trump

At a press conference held at the Trump-owned Mar-A-Lago resort, Carson threw his support behind his former rival for the GOP nomination

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On Friday, former presidential candidate Ben Carson formally endorsed Donald Trump for the GOP presidential nomination.

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Due to press leaks, Trump was forced to divulge Carson’s endorsement during Thursday night’s GOP debate in Miami.

Carson delivered his official endorsement on Friday during the originally planned press conference held at the Trump-owned Mar-A-Lago club in Florida.

During his speech Carson warned against “thwarting the will of the people,” alluding to rumors that the GOP establishment is plotting to avoid a Trump nomination through a brokered convention.

Praising Trump during an appearance on Fox News Radio, Carson insisted that Trump is a multi-faceted, but serious candidate.

“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,” Carson said. “They’re not the same person. One’s very much an entertainer, and one is actually a thinking individual.”