Donald Trump has been the only GOP candidate to hammer Ben Carson over last week’s media frenzy over the details of his past. Trump has been especially critical about Carson’s violent temperament as a child before he turned his life around, and during his interview today with Erin Burnett, he compared Carson’s “pathological” behavior to that of child molesters.
When Burnett asked him about whether the media’s questions about him have been fair, and if he thinks he is being truthful, Trump responded that his attacks on his early life are fair game because he wrote them in his own books.
“When he says he went after his mother and wanted to hit her in the head with a hammer, that bothers me,” Trump said. “When he says he’s pathological and he says that in the book, I don’t say that, I’m not saying anything other than pathological is a very serious disease.”
Carson, of course, has been using the his past in order to demonstrate his personal growth after finding religion, and it is one of the staples of his life story and campaign. As Trump continued in the interview, he continued to hammer on how Carson described his violent behaviors as “pathological” because, “you don’t cure that.”
“I could say they don’t say, as an example, a child molester, you don’t cure these people. You don’t cure a child molester. There’s no cure for it. Pathological, there’s no cure for that. Now, I didn’t say it, he said it in his book. So when I hear somebody’s pathological, when somebody says, I went after my mother with — and he’s saying it about himself with a hammer and hit her in the head, I say, ‘whoa, that’s a big statement.'”
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