Carson: 'If it was just me' I'd be team #NeverTrump too

Ben Carson continues to get attention for unflattering comments he's made about Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE, suggesting that if he wasn't looking at the Supreme Court implications of supporting the GOP candidate, he would not have endorsed the Republican front-runner last month.

During a radio interview on "Kelley and Kafer" highlighted by BuzzFeed, Carson pushed back on the position held by co-host Krista Kafer, who said she'd never vote for Trump, whom she described as a "liar," a "fraud" and a "bad man."
 
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"Remember, it's not for you, it's not for each of us. We are voting for our children, we are voting for our grandchildren," Carson said, mentioning the Supreme Court vacancy and adding that the GOP candidates, including Trump, "cannot be as bad" as Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonQueer Marine veteran launches House bid after incumbent California Rep. Susan Davis announces retirement Poll: Trump neck and neck with top 2020 Democrats in Florida Former immigration judge fined, temporarily banned from federal service for promoting Clinton policies MORE.
 
“For me, it’s about the children and the grandchildren,” Carson repeated later in the interview. “If it were 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.”

Carson decribed his endorsement of Trump as centering on "pragmatism," saying Ohio Gov. John Kasich can only win through a contested convention and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGOP signals unease with Barr's gun plan NRA says Trump administration memo a 'non-starter' Barr fails to persuade Cruz on expanded background checks MORE (R-Texas) would have a difficult time reaching moderate Republicans and Democrats, arguing both scenarios would spell defeat for Republicans in November.
 
"So in terms of who can potentially win, I think that would be Donald Trump. When I look at the consequences of not winning, it’s too horrible to even think about," Carson said.