Ben Carson officially ended his campaign for the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential election.
Speaking to conservative activists, Ben Carson, 64, said: “I’m leaving a trace of the campaign.”
Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, was a favorite, but his campaign stalled in recent months after a poor performance in foreign affairs and history.
He did not say which of the other four candidates he plans to support in the race for the Republican nomination.
“There are a lot of people who love me, they just won’t vote for me.” he told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) near Washington.
After receiving a standing ovation from the crowd, Ben Carson said he would still be “strongly engaged in trying to save the nation”.
Ben Carson’s announcement was expected after he said earlier this week that he did not see a “political way forward” in his nomination campaign.
He had won only eight delegates before deciding to drop out of the nomination competition.
Republicans in four states – Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Maine – went to the polls on Saturday.
On March 4, Ben Carson was named the new chairman of My Faith Votes, a group set up to encourage Christians to vote.
Ben Carson had a poor upbringing in Detroit, but reached Yale before a brilliant medical career.