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Trump flip-flops, picks the Carolina Panthers to win Super Bowl

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in the Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College February 6, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in the Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College February 6, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Getty Images

Less than a week after picking the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl 50, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has changed his mind.

Trump picked the Carolina Panthers to win the game during Saturday night’s Republican Presidential Debate.

On Jan. 31, Trump told CBS’s John Dickerson on “Face the Nation” that he favored the Broncos in the Super Bowl.

“I very much have always liked Peyton Manning. He’s a very good guy. I know him. And he's a very, very good guy. So I have to go with the person I know and I like them,” Trump said. “I like the other team. I think the other team looks fantastic. Probably, they would be favored by something. But I'll stick with Peyton because he's a very good guy.”

Trump joined John Kasich, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in picking the Panthers when asked to pick the winner at the end of the debate. Jeb Bush and Chris Christie picked the Broncos. Ben Carson couldn’t make up his mind.

“With 100 percent certaintly I will predict the winner,” he said. “It will either be Denver or Carolina.”

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