Former Republican candidate Ben Carson endorsed presidential front-runner Donald Trump during a press conference in Palm Beach, Florida at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club resort on Friday.
The high profile endorsement comes just days ahead of the Florida primary.
I endorse @realDonaldTrump. It’s time to unite behind the candidate who will beat Hillary Clinton and return government to, "We the People"
— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) March 11, 2016
The retired neurosurgeon spoke about the real estate tycoon stating, “Some people have gotten the impression that Donald Trump is this person who is not malleable, who does not have the ability to listen, and to take information in and make wise decisions. And that’s not true,” Carson said. “He’s much more cerebral than that.”
In order to win the nomination, candidates much reach 1,237 delegates. Trump is currently in the lead with 459 delegates, Texas Senator Ted Cruz following with 360 delegates. Florida Senator Marco Rubio is in third place with 152 delegates and Ohio Governor John Kasich trails with 54 delegates.