Ben Carson answered Donald Trump’s highly personal attack on Friday by saying he won’t get into the “mud” and engage in the “politics of personal destruction.”
The retired neurosurgeon addressed Trump’s extensive remarks — in which the billionaire businessman likened Carson’s story about pathological anger to a “child molester” mentality and asked how “stupid” voters are to believe Carson’s personal narrative — during a campaign stop in Greenville, S.C.
“I expect that kind of thing,” Carson said.
Of Iowa caucus-goers, he said they’ll be able to make a decision about whether they want to listen to the “usual politics of personal destruction.”
He suggested political trends are dragging the country “into the mud,” but added:
“I don’t have to get into it.”