According to two anonymous sources close to Carson, the endorsement was finalized between the two candidates at a meeting on Thursday at the Mar-a-Lago, a luxury resort Trump owns, the Washington Post reports. The endorsement will take place at Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday.
Carson’s business manager confirmed to the Post that Carson and Trump did meet at the Mar-a-Lago on Thursday.
Carson will be the second former candidate in the GOP race to endorse Trump, after New Jersey governor Chris Christie.
Trump’s rival, Texas senator Ted Cruz, has been endorsed by Carly Fiorina, who dropped out of the GOP race in early February.
Carson hinted at his support of Trump in an interview with Fox News on Thursday, stating that 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,” Carson said. “They’re not the same person. One’s very much an entertainer, and one is actually a thinking individual.”
Tonight will see a GOP debate between the four remaining candidates, Trump, Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich, in Miami, Florida.