Dr. Ben Carson announces he is ‘leaving the campaign trail’

Posted at 5:43 PM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 17:43:15-05

Oxon Hill, Md. – Dr. Ben Carson ended his presidential bid on Friday, announcing he is “leaving the campaign trail.”

He said, “But even though I might be leaving the campaign trail, you know there’s a lot of people who love me. They just won’t vote for me, but it’s OK. It’s not a problem. I will still continue to be heavily involved in trying to save our nation.”

The crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference gave him a standing ovation when he made the announcement.

Wednesday morning, Carson said he didn’t “see a political path forward” but had not officially dropped out of the race.