Is Ben Carson ‘Mentally Off?’ Donald Trump Answers: ‘I Don’t Know’

Donald Trump was interviewed by the “Great One,” Mark Levin, on Wednesday discussing a variety of different topics, including Hillary Clinton’s new hairdo, i.e., wig, which was a pretty funny exchange.

But the most striking part of the conversation was when Levin gave Trump the opportunity to either walk back and/or clarify Trump’s siding with leftist rag Politico in their made up lies about Ben Carson’s past.

Almost immediately following the Politico hit piece against Carson, Trump piled on, taking the now debunked story as the gospel, saying that Carson has a “pathological disease” that has never been treated, inferring that he must still be inflicted by the temper problem of his teen years.

Of course, there is no evidence that Carson’s claim that he was healed by God from the kind of violent outbursts he explains in his 1992 autobiography, Gifted Hands, which was also made into a movie is not true.

Quite to the contrary. Carson has been criticized — even by Trump — as being too mellow, or as Trump himself has put it, even more “low energy” than Jeb Bush.

Mark Levin, who describes Politico as a “left-wing hit machine,” tells Trump that his audience was upset that Trump was using Politico to attack Carson, Trump replied:

“You know, he wrote a book, and he talked about — you know — pathological disease. And he talked about hitting his mother — you know — wanting to hit his mother over the head with a hammer.

You know, I never had those thoughts in all fairness, and neither did you. And you know other things — you know — hitting a friend, his best friend in the face with a padlock.

That’s pretty bad.”

“But you don’t think he’s mentally off, do you?” Levin asked, seemingly giving Trump an open invitation to not go down this road of insinuating that Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned former pediatric neurosurgeon, is mentally ill because of things that happened in his past 40-50 years ago.

“I hope not,” Trump answered, sounding unsure.

“You don’t believe that, do you?” Levin asked again, giving Trump another chance to grab the lifeline.

“I don’t know,” Trump answered. “First of all, I like him. You know, I was with him last night,” Trump told Levin, going on to say that he gets along well with almost all of the GOP presidential candidates.

The entire interview is below. The Ben Carson/Politico discussion takes place at the 8:35 mark of the fifteen minute interview.


About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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