Ben Carson, once the front runner for the GOP presidential nomination, endorsed Donald Trump on Friday at a press conference in Florida.
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
Breaking: Ben Carson said to be planning endorsement of Donald Trump https://t.co/Uo4ke3KEIw
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 10, 2016
NEW: Donald Trump will be endorsed tomorrow by Carson - @ABCPolitics
— ABC News (@ABC) March 10, 2016
Carson joins fellow GOP dropout and New Jersey governor Chris Christie in endorsing Trump. The retired neurosurgeon will back the bombastic businessman despite numerous calls for civility among candidates throughout his campaign.
Carson led the GOP field briefly in October, but failed to capitalize on the momentum. He officially ended his campaign last Friday.