Former Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson announced Friday that he will back businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump.

At a press conference in Palm Beach Florida, Carson, who suspended his campaign earlier this month, warned against “thrwart[ing] the will of the people” - an obvious swipe at establishment Republicans who've threatened to prevent Trump from obtaining the Republical presidential nomination via a contested convention.

During Friday's press conference, Carson described Trump as a cerebral and considerate person in private, and urged voters not to judge him based solely upon his public persona.

Meanwhile, Texas Senator Ted Cruz is urging conservative Republicans to rally around him as an alternative to Trump rather than allowed a contested convention to occur.