March 11, 2016
Statement posted on Facebook

Dr. Ben Carson Endorsement of Donald Trump

Our country is at a crossroads and in the midst of a moral crisis. We must be careful not to continue our current path, which is littered with uncertainty at and ruination at worst. We can make changes to our system and that change starts now with, “We the People.”

We can have disagreements, but it is critical that we not allow those disagreements to divide us as a party or as a country.

It is with that in mind that I endorse Donald Trump for President. I have known Donald for many years. He is a successful businessman who has built a recognizable global brand that no one can question. His experience as a businessman is exactly what we need to move our economic engine in the right direction and empower those who have been left out of the American dream for far too long.

With our support, I am sure that we can help restore America's values and faith.

I know there will be some who want to underscore our differences and others will wish to return to statements he has made about me in the past, but that is politics. As a man of faith, all is forgiven and we have moved beyond the past, as the future is now.

Join me in supporting and rallying around the only candidate the GOP has that can defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016 and return America to that shining city on a hill.

Donald J. Trump for President
March 11, 2016

Donald J. Trump Receives Endorsement From Dr. Ben Carson and Announces Delegate Selection Team

(New York, NY) March 11th, 2016 – Today Donald J. Trump received the coveted endorsement of Dr. Ben Carson during a press conference in Palm Beach, Florida. Dr. Carson ended his Presidential bid earlier this month and is now throwing his full and unwavering support behind the GOP frontrunner.

Mr. Trump said, “Ben is one of the truly great people I know. It is my honor to receive his endorsement and enthusiasm behind this incredible movement we are all building together. With Ben’s help, we will continue to grow the Republican party by bringing new people into the process to ensure we defeat Hillary Clinton in November.”

Dr. Carson added, “I am with the people and the people are with Donald Trump. This is about Making America Great Again.”

Mr. Trump and Dr. Carson answered questions and discussed key issues such as healthcare and education in Florida before Mr. Trump departed for campaign stops in Missouri, Illinois and Ohio, before returning to Florida on Sunday ahead of Tuesday’s winner-take-all-primary.

The Donald J. Trump Campaign is also proud to announce that its new four-member Delegate Selection Team will include three former Carson advisors. The four new team members handling delegate selection and management for Mr. Trump’s campaign will be headed by Senior Advisor Ed Brookover. Brian Jack will serve as Delegate Management Director, Jesse R. Binnall as Parliamentarian and Jason Osborne as Senior Advisor. Barry Bennett, who is currently serving as a Senior Advisor to the campaign, will also be a part of the delegate selection and management team. Brookover will additionally serve as the campaign liaison to the Republican National Committee and Members of Congress.

Ed Brookover most recently served as campaign manager to Dr. Ben Carson. Prior to that, Brookover previously worked as political director for the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and the National Republican Congressional Committee and was a Partner at Greener and Hook, a strategic counsel and fully integrated communications firm.

Brian Jack most recently served as Director of Ballot Access and Delegate Selection for Ben Carson’s presidential campaign. Prior to that Jack was a senior political analyst at AIPAC.

Jesse R. Binnall is an attorney and professional parliamentarian. Mr. Binnall's previous clients have included the McCain for President Campaign, the Ron Paul for President Campaign, and the Rand Paul for President campaign.

Jason Osborne has been with The Trailblazer Group since 2012. Prior to joining the Trailblazer Group, Osborne served as the Director of External Affairs for the 2012 Republican National Convention and served as a General Consultant to numerous U.S. campaigns.

Mr. Trump continues to be the clear frontrunner in the polls and the delegate count for the Republican nomination. Mr. Trump will hold events in Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri today and tomorrow before returning to Florida ahead of Tuesday’s winner-take-all-primary.