On March 16, 2016, Dr. Ben Carson spoke to Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga on “Yahoo News Live” about his endorsement of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and Trump’s big wins in the March 15 primaries.
Golodryga pressed Carson on his support for Donald Trump even though Trump had compared him to a child molester. Carson said he accepted Trump’s explanation for the remark, and that it was, in fact, effective. “He said that it was political. He was concerned about the fact that he couldn’t shake me. I understand politics and, in particular, the politics of personal destruction, and you have to admit, to some degree, that it did work.” He continued, “A lot of people believed him.”
Carson said he is supporting Trump for the good of the country despite the previous personal attacks. He told Golodryga: “It’s not really about me. If it were about me, yes, I would be outraged. I would say in no way can I support this, but it’s not about me. It’s about America.” Carson continued, “Unfortunately we live in a society where that kind of thing works, and people use things that work.”