Saturday, October 24, 2015

IT'S ON: Trump Attacks Carson (Including his religion)

WaPo reports:
After fresh polls last week showed Carson leapfrogging Trump for the lead in Iowa, Trump went on the attack.

“We have a breaking story: Donald Trump has fallen to second place behind Ben Carson,” Trump announced Friday night at a rowdy Miami rally. Pausing for dramatic effect, he added, “We informed Ben, but he was sleeping.”

Carson is “super low energy. We need tremendous energy,” Trump thundered, prompting his supporters to break into chants of “USA! USA!” He also said Carson could not create jobs and negotiate trade deals.

Carson shot back, saying at a Saturday event in Iowa: “My energy levels are perfectly fine. . . . There have been many times where I’ve operated 12, 15, 20 hours, and that requires a lot of energy. Doesn’t require a lot of jumping up and down and screaming, but it does require a lot of concentration.”

Trump made the same ­low-energy attack over and over against Bush this summer, and it was a devastating blow to the former Florida governor and onetime establishment front-runner.

Trump kept it up Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla., saying at a riverfront rally: “Carson is lower energy than Bush. I don’t understand what’s going on.” He also singled out Carson’s Seventh-day Adventist faith.

“I’m Presbyterian. Boy, that’s down the middle of the road, folks, in all fairness,” Trump said. “I mean, Seventh-day Adventist I don’t know about. I just don’t know about.”

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