Trump: There's No Cure for Carson

At Iowa rally, he wonders how stupid Iowans are
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2015 5:35 AM CST

Donald Trump laid into Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and, most of all, Ben Carson in a Thursday night speech in Fort Dodge, Iowa that the Washington Post describes as a "95-minute rant." He accused Clinton of playing the "woman's card" and said Rubio was "weak like a baby," per the Post, then took the insults to another level during the 10 minutes or so he spent on Carson. Trump called his rival "damaged" and, pointing to Carson's claim in his autobiography that he had a "pathological temper" as a young man, likened him to a child molester. "If you're a child molester, there's no cure. They can't stop you," he told a crowd estimated at around 1,500 people. "Pathological? There's no cure."

Trump made the same argument about Carson being "incurable" in a Thursday CNN interview, reports Politico. "It's in the book that he's got a pathological temper," he told Erin Burnett. "That's a big problem because you don't cure that. As an example: child molesting. You don't cure these people." At the Iowa rally, Trump scoffed at Carson's account of trying to stab a friend as a teen and being blocked by his belt buckle. He opened his jacket, displayed his belt, and invited audience members to try the same move, the Des Moines Register reports. "How stupid are the people of Iowa?" Trump wondered. "How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?" (The last time Trump insulted Iowans, he blamed it on a "young intern.")

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