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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump announced Thursday during a debate at Miami University that former challenger Ben Carson will endorse him Friday at a press conference at the real estate mogul’s private Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.

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The retired neurosurgeon suspended his presidential bid a week ago, saying he didn’t see a path forward in the race.

From CBS News:

In an interview on Fox News Radio Thursday, Carson hinted at his support for the GOP real estate mogul. Asked whether he was planning to back Trump, he replied: “Let’s put it this way, I’m certainly leaning.”

And despite his past criticism of Trump, Carson said Thursday that there’s a side of Trump people don’t see in public.

“Well, you know there are 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.”

Trump hinted that if nominated, Carson would have a spot in his administration, possibly overseeing education.

This is a developing story…


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