Ben Carson Plans to Endorse Donald Trump, Sources Say

PHOTO: Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson, left, and Donald Trump shake hands after a Republican presidential primary debate at The University of Houston, Feb. 25, 2016, in Houston.PlayDavid J. Phillip/AP Photo
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Ben Carson tells ABC News that he has been considering endorsing Donald Trump and leaning in the direction of endorsing the Republican front-runner.

"I have been considering it and I am leaning in that direction and more information will be forthcoming soon," Carson told ABC News in a statement this evening.

Carson plans to endorse Trump on Friday morning at Trump's news conference at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, according sources familiar with Trump’s news conference.

Carson's campaign has a close relationship with Trump's campaign. Carson's former campaign manager, Barry Bennett, now works as an adviser to Trump and the two campaigns have coordinated their efforts on multiple occasions -- from protesting debate formats, to working together to attack Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.