Ben Carson said his support for Donald Trump is primarily due to “pragmatism,” and defended the real estate developer by asking “who among us isn’t” bad in a radio interview dug up from last week.
The neurosurgeon suggested in the interview that his support for Trump is due to the stakes being “so high.”
“It was pragmatism, recognizing that John Kasich cannot win without a brokered convention — which would guarantee a Democrat win — and recognizing that [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] can bring conservatives but will have a very difficult time bringing moderates and Democrats,” Carson said in the radio interview, which BuzzFeed dug up Monday.
One of the hosts, Krista Kafer, expressed her disapproval with both Hillary Clinton and Trump, saying that she thinks both are “bad.” Carson replied, “Who isn’t? Who among us isn’t?”
Carson at one point said, “For me, it’s about the children and the grandchildren. If it was just me, I would be completely where Krista is. I would say, ‘hey, I got this, I can deal with it,’ but for them, I can’t.”
Kafer is part of the “Never Trump” camp.
Carson has continued to make the headlines in as his role as Trump’s surrogate and not for the right reasons. Last week when confronted about the battery charge against Trump’s campaign manager while appearing on CNN, Carson told the CNN anchor that he at one point had probably been charged with something.