Former presidential candidate Ben Carson openly admitted Thursday that there are better people to serve as president than Donald Trump, who the former neurosurgeon has endorsed for the office.
When asked by CNN's John Berman if there are "better people out there" to serve as commander in chief than Trump, Carson said that one shouldn't even "think about that," saying there are "better people at everything."
"You think there are better people out there to be president than Donald Trump?" Berman asked Carson.
"I don't think you have to really think about that," the famed neurosurgeon said. "It doesn't matter what you're doing. There are better people than me at neurosurgery. There are better people than you at doing broadcasting There are better people a everything." In the same interview, Carson went out of his way to defend Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski after he was charged with simple battery after the incident with ex-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields in early March. Carson asked if Berman himself had been charged with a crime of any sort.
"Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager, do you think he should still be running the show after the controversy he found himself in?" CNN host Kate Bouldan asked Carson.
"Well I think there are a number of people who are involved and from my contacts with Corey, he's a very intelligent and efficient individual," he responded. "I don't see any reason quite frankly why we should demonize him... If you can come up with a good reason, I'll listen to it."
After Berman noted the charge Lewandowski's facing, Carson flipped the questioning on the host, telling him he's "probably been charged with something too."
"Well a lot of people have been charged with various things. That doesn't necessarily mean that we need to demonize them," Carson told Berman. "You've probably been charged with something too. Maybe with a misdemeanor or something. [That] doesn't mean you're an evil, horrible person."
"I actually haven't," Berman responded.