The “low energy” label Donald Trump has repeatedly assigned to establishment RINO squish Jeb Bush has worked so well that he thought he’d try to see if the label would stick to Dr. Ben Carson as well.
While in the middle of a continued thrashing of Jeb Bush, hammering him for Bush’s announcement on Friday that his crashing campaign was bleeding cash so badly that they’ve had to implement 40% across the board payroll cuts, Trump also went after Carson, who has been closing the gap between the frontrunner Trump and himself. Most polls show Carson in second place.
As The Hill reported, Trump accused Carson of being “super low on energy” and said that, “He’s even lower energy than Bush.”
Carson, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon whose work is so legendary that a movie about his life, “Gifted Hands,” was made in 2009, answered Trump’s charge on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
Carson told host Chuck Todd that he’s not into personal attacks, as Trump is prone to, and that he doubts any other presidential candidate could operate on someone for 18-20 hours as he’s done.
“Everybody has their own personality. If he likes to do that, that’s fine. That’s not who I am. And I don’t get into the mud pit. And I’m not going to be talking about people. I will tell you, in terms of energy, I’m not sure that there’s anybody else running who’s spent 18 or 20 hours intently operating on somebody.”
Trump is obviously feeling the heat from Carson, who has surpassed Trump in the latest Iowa poll, and by a significant margin of nine percentage points, 28% to 19%. Iowa is a key early state in the primary process.