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CNN: T. Boone Pickens on board for Trump

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Posted at 9:33 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 22:33:15-04

As some Republicans are still eschewing the decision to publicly support GOP presumptive nominee, Donald Trump, one notable billionaire finally announced he is on board.

T. Boone Pickens, known in Oklahoma for his contributions to Oklahoma State University, told reporters in Las Vegas that he confirmed with Trump that he’d support his candidacy, reports CNN.

CNN went on to report that Pickens wasn’t initially on board for Trump.

“I didn't think he was serious," Pickens said at the SALT Conference, as per CNN.

Originally Pickens supported former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, then Fiorina and Ben Carson.

CNN went on to report that Pickens said he explained his shifting support simply, "You knocked 'em all out," he said he told Trump of the other candidates.

Despite still chiding Trump during the panel in Las Vegas, Pickens said he was "willing to take a chance" on Trump given his frustration with other politicians, adding that he believed Trump was "smart enough that he's gonna get help" on policy and campaign issues.