According the Washington Post, Dr. Ben Carson plans to endorse his good friend Donald Trump, who once compared him to a pedophile. Carson joins New Jersey Governor Chris Christie among the hostages Trump has taken.
Carson will announce his endorsement on Friday morning, the Post reports, citing two people “familiar with his thinking.” This comes as a bit of a surprise, as Trump spent much of the fall casting doubt on the tales Carson has told about himself.
However, the two reportedly set aside their differences in a private meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida—not far from Carson’s home in West Palm Beach.
“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 in an appearance on Fox News radio later on Thursday.
“They’re not the same person. One’s very much an entertainer, and one is actually a thinking individual.”
Update – 9:18 pm
Trump confirmed during tonight’s debate that Carson will endorse him tomorrow morning.