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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) offered an apology to Ben Carson following accusations that his campaign had engaged in "dirty tricks" in Iowa.

Carson, who criticized Cruz in a Fox and Friends interview this morning, said his supporters were being told at caucus sites by Cruz supporters that he'd be dropping out of the race.

He argued that these erroneous claims caused many people not to caucus for him.

In an interview with Sean Hannity, Cruz explained what occurred.

"Last night, when CNN posted a news report that Ben was not continuing on to New Hampshire, not continuing on to South Carolina, but was instead going to Florida. Our political team forwarded it to the members of our team. But unfortunately, they did not then forward the subsequent story, that was Ben’s campaign clarifying that he was continuing the campaign and was not cancelling the campaign.  And so I apologize to Ben for that. They should have forwarded that subsequent story. That was a mistake on our part," said Cruz.

Cruz, who won the Iowa Caucus, said he very much admires Carson and considers the retired neurosurgeon and his wife, Candy, to be friends.

Watch the clip above and the full interview tonight on "Hannity" at 10pm/1a ET. Sean will also be talking to Governors John Kasich (OH) and Chris Christie (NJ).

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