Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson joins GOP front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpLaw professors file misconduct complaint against Conway: report State Dept. memo — on dangers of leaks — leaks to media Trump: FBI ‘totally unable’ to stop leaks MORE Friday morning at the billionaire businessman’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., to offer his official endorsement.

Trump confirmed the endorsement on Thursday night’s GOP debate, saying Carson "will be very much involved” in advising him on education, calling it Carson’s “expertise.”

The retired neurosurgeon is expected to accompany Trump on the campaign trail as the real estate mogul attempts to cement his lead in Florida ahead of next week’s pivotal primary in the Sunshine State.