After falling behind in multiple Iowa polls, Donald Trump went after fellow 2016 GOP Presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson at a rally Friday, calling him “super low energy.”
Trump also doesn’t believe the polls.
According to Politico:
“Donald Trump does not believe polls that show him losing in Iowa to Ben Carson.
“I love Iowa and I honestly think those polls are wrong,” said Trump on Friday at a rally at his Trump National Doral resort and golf club…
(H)e acknowledged the results of two Iowa polls this week that showed him falling behind retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
“The biggest headline yesterday, he said: ‘Trump Falls to 2nd Place in Iowa Behind Ben Carson. We Informed Carson But He Was Sleeping.'”
“Ben Carson is leading Iowa supposedly. Ben Carson is super low energy. We need tremendous energy,” Trump continued, recycling an attack he’s used repeatedly on Jeb Bush for Carson, who projects a mellow demeanor on the campaign trail.”
Carson responded by saying he won’t engage in name calling.
According to The Hill:
“If he does attack me, I’ll continue to talk about issues,” Carson said Friday on Bloomberg Television’s “With All Due Respect.”
“I just really don’t buy into the attack-your-fellow-Republicans thing,” added Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and Republican candidate for president. “I’m just not going to do that.”
Carson said he’s never had issues with Trump when the two have crossed paths, adding that he believes the real estate mogul can act differently when he’s in the spotlight.
“My personal interactions with him have shown him to be a gentleman,” the former doctor said. “I think there’s another element sometimes when he’s on camera.”