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It looks like Trump has one less opponent on his way to the White House

Ben Carson has said that he ‘does not see a political path forward’.

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson
Image: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

FOLLOWING THE RESULTS of the Republican party’s ‘Super Tuesday’ primaries, it looks like one of Donald Trump’s opponents is dropping out.

In a statement this evening, the Republican candidate has said that he will not be attending the Fox News debate which will take place in his home city of Detroit tomorrow evening.

While not unequivocally withdrawing his candidacy, he went on to say:

I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results.

Despite this, he also said that his ‘We the People’ grassroots campaign will continue.

“We must not depart from from our goals to restore what God and our founders intended for this exceptional nation,” he said.

GOP 2016 Trump Frontrunner in the race for the Republican nomination Donald Trump Source: AP Photo/John Minchillo

Further details of exactly what his intentions are for the future of this movement will be announced at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.

The announcement comes on foot of big wins for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the Democrat and Republican primaries respectively.

Frontrunner Trump managed to take seven of 11 states and, with what seemed to be one eye on consolidating broader Republican party support, dialed down his usual bombast rhetoric during his acceptance speech.

“I think we’ll be more inclusive and more unified. I think we’ll be a much bigger party,” he said.

Read: People are voting in the US Democratic primaries this evening… in Dublin

Also: Cruz clinches Alaska but it looks like Trump v Clinton for the US presidency

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