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Trump: Carson is Still “Pathological”

GOP front-runner Donald Trump Sunday went after his nearest rival, Ben Carson, saying Carson’s self-described “pathological” behavior must still be part of his psychological makeup.

“I guess a book was written, I don’t know where this all came from, but a book was written before he ran for politics, but he said he has pathological disease in the book,” Trump said during an appearance on “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” He added: “When you have pathological disease, that’s a very serious problem because that’s not something that’s cured. That’s something that you have to live with, and that’s a very serious thing to have to live with.”

In his book “Gifted Hands,” Carson writes that he had a “pathological temper” and exhibited “pathological anger.”

Trump’s comments, which suggest Carson continues to be burdened with a serious psychological problem, appeared designed to plant questions about Carson’s fitness for office.

Trump on Sunday showed off the “energy” he possesses — and which he says opponents like Carson and Jeb Bush lack — by appearing on several Sunday morning shows after staying up late hosting “Saturday Night Live.” With Carson trailing him by just a point or so in the RealClearPolitics average of GOP nomination race polls, Trump zeroed in on a variety of chinks he sees in Carson’s armor.

On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Trump questioned the veracity of Carson’s story that he tried to killed someone with a knife during his youth, only to be saved from becoming a murderer by a belt buckle.

“Belt buckles really pretty much don’t stop stabbing,” Trump said. “They turn, they twist, things slide off them — pretty lucky if that happened.”

He suggested on “This Week” that the incident and others made Carson seem “strange.”

“It’s a strange situation though when you talk about hitting your mother in the head with a hammer and hitting your friend in the face with a lock, with a padlock, and when you talk about stabbing somebody, but the knife saved him, when you know the — belt buckle saved him,” Trump said. “I mean, it’s a weird deal going on and I hope it all works out, because I don’t want to see Ben have problems over this stuff. And, you know, it’s a very strange situation.”

Trump noted, “I can say that I never tried to hit my mother in any way, shape or form.”On CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Trump questioned Carson’s contention that the Pyramids were used to store grain.

“So, you’re talking about storing grain in the pyramids. Well, they have very little space. They have space for small rooms, where the pharaohs had their coffins and where the pharaohs were buried, essentially,” Trump said.

Carson, who appeared separately on “This Week,” said he was the victim of a “hit job” in a piece by Politico on Carson and West Point.

And in an interview aired on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Carson said the media were after him because “I’m a threat, to the progressives, to the secular progressive movement in this country … I’m the candidate who’s most likely to beat Hillary Clinton.”

Trump also said on CNN that Lee Atwater, the 1988 campaign presidential manager for George H.W. Bush, floated the idea that Trump could run as Bush’s VP nominee.

“I was asked that question by Lee,” Trump said. “He said, ‘What do you think about that idea?’ I said, ‘I don’t know, Lee, you can check it out if you want but it doesn’t sound right,’ because at that time I had no political aspiration.”

This piece first appeared on PoliZette.

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35 Responses to Trump: Carson is Still “Pathological”

  1. From his speech at the Prayer Breakfast to today, I see someone who is off a notch.
    His tales of violence all include a deadly weapon, his reports of his greatness are all of the highest order, and none of it sounds likely.
    MrTrump has every right to use DrCarson’s own words and relate the incidents he outlines in his book.
    DrCarson is not used to being questioned, after all he is a world-renowned brain surgeon.

    • No surgeons are accustomed to being questioned. Now, did he get into that because he wanted to be the top boss, always believed, reverentially regarded, lives in his hands, or did he just like it after he did well in a surgical rotation? Don’t know…Does it matter.

  2. Pathological Temper, Hitting mom with a Hammer, and a Knife issue.
    I don’t know about holding the seat of President, but I see why he may have chosed the career.
    A lot can happen to the brain with a hammer and a knife.

  3. I am a Trump supporter — don’t see anyone who can even begin to get us out of this sewer. But don’t think he should have said this, or anything really about Carson.

    Carson — a witch hunt notches above Herman campaign and Sarah Palin attacks. It is disgusting to see.

    • Agreed, it is disgusting to see. To this day just saying Sarah Palin’s name brings madness to some folks.
      Carson is in this race because people begged him to run, he really has no business running for President IMO. He does not seem to have right temperament for this particular time.

      • Agree, Carson has no experience with complex negotiations. If our problems could be fixed with a little brain surgery on Putin, he’d be our man.

        • He is used to dealing with anesthetized worshipful people and many voters are not. I considered the Cain vets as legit–and I came from the trade assn world and the things those women said range true to me. I saw Palin called “a bucket of slop” by an elected democrat woman…a woman saying that about another woman. Everyone gets in the crosshairs–and there is plenty to aim at with Carson. Just my opinion, of course. Did you see the portrait of him and Jesus?

          • To me Star, it’s not about arson — no better and no worse than others who have run for President.

            It is, however, about the media. And I think this is an unadulterated witch hunt. There is no other black person on earth at the moment capable of following the boy king period. Moreover the world cannot be allowed to see a professional accomplished semi conservative (or at least not a raving lunatic leftist )black man running for office in the USA. Black conservatives are a perversion and the media will take them down one by one.

      • He SAYS God to him to run–how he says he would rather do other things, but since he is so wanted, well, OK, for the country! Honestly I am tuning him out now–it’s like watching a road accident–his murmur screeching up an octave….

      • Moe, I do agree with you and how Mr. Carson has ‘no business running for President’.
        I like him, he seems like a great guy and Doctor…but being “President of the United States” just does not seem to be for him…

    • I’m a Trump supporter too because he has achieved in real life what professtional politicians are promising.

      Then Cruz, Fiorina and Carson. Once they all drop out, I won’t really care, we’ll be doomed by the duopoly. I like Rubio, but too much like John Edwards, who broke my heart in ’08. Never again :D

        • Rubio will disappoint me. But given that you are more prone to the establishment and order it is unlikely he will disappoint you as he morphs into the COC Man of the Year.

          • Since you know my mind better than I do, I bow to your predictions. I do tend to prefer or yearn for logical, informed, well spoken, well intentioned, smart and smart-sounding people–is that establishment? I wonder–since you guys revile most of the Congressional leadership and the president as being anything but.

  4. Carson is quoted above as saying he is the ‘only one who can beat Hillary Clinton’. Now THAT is pathological!! He definitely is delusional. Hillary is saying to herself – bring it on!

    The sooner Dr. Ben withdraws, the better. He was creepy before all of this ‘psycho’ stuff, but now he is unhinged. He must be suffering from a ‘God’ complex which is not unusual in the world of medicine.
    It doesn’t work in politics unless your name is Barack Obama. They do have something in common.

    ***Just curious. Does Dr. Ben get to keep the leftovers in his campaign coffers? Nice retirement package, if true.

  5. I just hope in the debate tomorrow they can keep the crazy Carson stuff to a minimum and not get away from the econ issues. I am sick to near death of the post-debate post mortems…

      • Has he really been globally tested because he negotiated “deals” with China? Some were to manufacture things there–what does he SELL there–water, ties, hotels? To control all these countries, which is really not practical, he would need congressional approval for tariffs or new trade deals–this is so far from a done deal, any of this… Does Trump know the Fed–all this easing and macro economic stuff, except as it affects his own investments? He worked all the systems to eminent domain places he wanted projects, attract investors to his projects, sell licenses, leverage lever leverage–but does this add up to knowing how to manage the economy. Can he get all the regs walked back just by exec order? (I don’t know that ans.) He breezily says a lot–but there are practicalities to consider. Oh, well…I am now blue in the face.

        • Trump said he supported the 2005 landmark eminent domain New London, Ct.’Kelo Decision’ (5-4) allowing private redevelopment in the absence of blight.
          It was a lovely waterfront property with multiple owners that was gutted after the decision. The greedy developers couldn’t get the financing and today the property sits vacant and undeveloped.

          So much for the ‘little people’ who got peanuts for their prime waterfront property.

  6. OT: Swedish Jews Not allowed to attend Kristallnacht Event for fear of Mu**** and Anti Israel violence…
    “Umea against Nazism” will run in the city of Umea on Tuesday and Wednesday commemorating Kirstallnacht or the “Night of the Broken Glass,” the massive 1938 pogrom against Austrian and German Jews which is seen as marking the start of the holocaust.
    But Jews will not be invited.
    The organizers claim inviting the Jewish community presents security risk.
    http://www.weaselzippers.us
    This world is in trouble.

  7. A TOUGH, NO NONSENSE TRUMP MEANS SUPERIOR TRADE TREATIES NEGOTIATED; JOBS RETURNING FROM MEXICO, CHINA, JAPAN, THE SOUTHERN WALL, MANDATORY E-VERIFY STOPPING ILLEGAL ALIENS GETTING AMERICAN JOBS AND COMPANIES OWNERS CONVICTED OF A FELONY FOR HIRING THEM. TRUMP HAS BETTER IDEAS AND HAS THE BUSINESS EXPERIENCE TO BUILD A GREAT ECONOMY.

    Washington is adamant that King Obama is resolute in vigorously working on behalf of American people to improve job growth and to guarantee that the middle class will not be left out. “His people have said that his American leadership will not be content until every individual who wants employment will have a job. That’s why he is effective in growing our economy, so the middle class family feel is convinced in their prospects and their children’s futures. Obama has also promised that the new $$80 Billion budget he signed recently will be a job-generating plan enhancing the American economy.

    Of course we’ve heard all this previously, and recognizing it as the same old trickery that most presidents so often rely on? TRUMP SUPPORTERS SHOULD NOT SIT AND WAIT FOR OTHERS TO SPEAK OUT ON ANY OF THE ISSUES? CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATORS AND SAY ‘NO’ TO ANY FORM OF IMMIGRATION AMNESTY AND ANY OF THE PROBLEMS THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS DUMPED ON US PEOPLE.

    WHERE IMMIGRATION IS CONCERNED WILL MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO ENFORCEMENT AND THE ADOPTION OF A MANDATORY ENTRY/EXIT TRACKING SYSTEM, PLUS A NO OPTIONAL E-VERIFY WHERE EVERY EMPLOYER FACES FELONY CHARGES FOR HIRING ILLEGAL ALIENS.

    This President is NOT efficiently working on behalf of American people, in making certain that they’ll have good jobs; he’s aggressively destabilizing their lives. A recently leaked Department of Homeland Security document revealed that Obama is scheming behind the scenes, stealthily investigating four alternatives to arrange employment approval to the illegal aliens in our country, which includes one option granting work permits to an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants; an limited estimation that could be far higher.

    Even though his deferred action programs are under review in the Texas Federal Fifth Circuit Court that having been previously frozen in June by Judge Andrew Hanen, Obama is forging ahead on his planning. Obama is determined to undermine American workers and Should Obama in some way win through, the unemployed and underemployed Americans’ probability at getting employment would be severely reduced.

    The job market for citizens and Permanent Residents is badly damaged by his idea to financially supporting, the poor, and uneducated mainly from Mexico and South America. And instead signaling to countries near and far that if you challenge the US Border Patrol or deceive (ICE) US Immigration & Customs Enforcement at ports of entry you will NOT gain some form of legal status? This is a serious flaw in Obamas policies, especially now that proverbial matt is out for 100.000 Refugees from Syria. Europe is in trouble from a growing explosion of Muslims, who are trying to alter the Western way of life. Keep the Refugees in camps in Egypt and financially support them there. Every Refugee becomes a public change and will cost taxpayers $$69.000 if they bring them across the Atlantic.

    Further, why is this Liberalized President pressing Congress to welcome more illegal aliens, more refugees, when our the American people must pay the taxes involved. Congress has a nerve to supply $$100 billion dollars or more annually to cover living expenses, for people who have ignored our immigration laws when especially our senior citizens have to go without any rise in Social Security. “COLA’ payments are NOT going up next year and our pensioners, who have paid into Social Security all their working lives are ignored. Living expenses and the price of food have been regular rising and the hardship involved a disgusting nightmare, for the helpless older population–veterans, the disabled and Obama would and his agencies ignore many of the men and women that fought through 4 wars; yet he has money for the ‘Anchor Babies’ and their illegal families? Remember that when you go to vote.

    I have had it with the usual political class and that is why I am voting for Donald Trump. He is the first chance at voting for an ‘Outsider’ who does not genuflect to any of the affluent or the extreme powerful.

    Then, there’s King Obama’s (TPP) Trans-Pacific Partnership project that may well, based on his fast-track authority, allow millions of overseas workers to dislocate Americans. Each and every American job classification could be in jeopardy.

    Probably the biggest travesty however, may be the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report. This October, saying the economy produced 271,000 jobs, greater than the projected 180,000, and wages rose 0.4 percent, also better than predictable, but not enough to send consumers on a buying spree. As they are each month, many of the new jobs are part-time and in lower-paying segments like retail. Service-related sectors, for example, added about 240,000 jobs.

    Investment Research Dynamics wrote an article saying these figure were deceptive and employment rate drop into the 5 percent range from last month’s 5.1 percent. When the labor participation rate is at a four-decade low, 62.4 percent, and more than 92 million Americans are not looking, disconnected from the labor force; employment conditions are best described as poor. The U-6 unemployment rate, a truer economic measure, is 9.5 percent.

    The people of America need relief from unchecked immigration that adds about 1 plus million legal, work-authorized (H1-B) immigrants to the economy every year. Large sectors of the job market have citizens and lawful residence driven out by foreigners for the unfair desire of business owners. Why do we have these civic outbursts in the less palatable parts of the big cities, because their anger and frustration. Black, Latino, Hispanic Americans have been especially hit hard as not being able finding a job to feed their families. Generations of earlier lawful immigrants and now being assaulted by millions of illegal foreign nationals who are willing to work as cheap labor. I blame both parties for this and not just Democrats.
    Always turn to unbiased ONE AMERICAN NEWS NETWORK FOR FACTS AND TRUTH and the Corruption Files at http://www.judicialwatch.org that neither party wants you read?