According to two polls last week, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson moved past Donald Trump in terms of support by GOP Iowa voters.
The polls were conducted by Quinnipiac University’s Peter Brown and Des Moines-based J. Ann Selzer, showing Carson beating Trump by 8 points and 9 points in the state, respectively.
Trump spoke out about Ben Carson becoming a front-runner on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
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Trump said that Carson will face much more scrutiny in a front-runner position, saying that “a lot of things will come out.”
He stated that “there’s a lot of contradictions and a lot of questions” about Carson.
Trump also said that as a front-runner “you get analyzed 15 different ways from China.”
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After stating that “a lot of things will come out,” Trump stated: “Ben was pro-abortion not so long ago as everybody has told me. I don’t know it personally, but that is what I’m told.”
He then compared Carson’s old position on abortion with his new position on abortion:
And all of a sudden, he’s so hard on abortion and under no circumstances virtually can there be exceptions. And you say, ‘Well, how does that happen when you’re pro- and not that long ago, by the way. And all of a sudden you can’t even have exceptions. That’s an unusual stance and I think people will look at that…
On Friday, Trump criticized the press for playing up the numbers showing him falling behind in Iowa, stating: ‘They made it seem like the greatest defeat in history. All day long, ugh my head.”
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