Of all the incendiary remarks Donald Trump has made throughout his unorthodox presidential campaign, few have elicited as much backlash as a rant against then-rival Ben Carson. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who had begun to give Trump a run for his money late last year, became a target for the brash billionaire when questions arose regarding the accuracy of Carson’s autobiography.
After ridiculing Carson for several violent episodes from his youth, Trump then made a comparison that left many viewers dumbfounded. Focusing on one word — pathological — Carson used to describe his own temper, Trump said:
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.
At the time, Carson denounced the attack as immature, adding, “I guess someone needs to tell him what pathological actually means because it doesn’t mean that it can’t be cured, so perhaps some of his advisers can actually go talk to some people and understand what that term means and educate him and then he wouldn’t say things like that.”
The soft-spoken doctor has subsequently endorsed the GOP front-runner, though, even alluding to a position he expects to hold in a Trump administration. As a result, he not being asked to defend the man who once used such personally offensive rhetoric against him.
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“How can you support someone who has said such things about you?” Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga asked Carson this week.
HOLY COWED: Carson Thinks Trump Comparing Him To A Child Molester Was Great Politics! https://t.co/68XHfUksx5
— RedState (@RedState) March 16, 2016