Donald Trump decided on Thursday to hit Ben Carson below the belt by comparing him to a child molester. According to Trump, who has suggested on multiple occasions that he wants to f*ck his daughter, Carson is “pathological” like someone who sexually assaults children. While it might seem nonsensical to lump the anti-science, Hitler-obsessed neurosurgeon in with the likes of Jerry Sandusky, Josh Duggar, and Jared Fogle (to name a few), it is important to remember that Trump is completely incapable of presenting any issue at all with some modicum of reason.
“It’s in the book that he’s got a pathological temper,” Trump, told CNN, referencing the good doctor’s attempt to — who knows what the f*ck he was thinking — by claiming that he tried to stab a guy and hit his mother over the head with a hammer like he was playing a real-life version of Donkey Kong. He added:
“That’s a big problem because you don’t cure that. As an example: child molesting. You don’t cure these people. You don’t cure a child molester. There’s no cure for it. Pathological, there’s no cure for that.”
“I’m not bringing up anything that’s not in his book,” Trump said. “You know, when he says he went after his mother and wanted to hit her in the head with a hammer, that bothers me. I mean, that’s pretty bad. When he says he’s pathological — and he says that in the book, I don’t say that — and again, I’m not saying anything, I’m not saying anything other than pathological is a very serious disease. And he said he’s pathological, somebody said he has pathological disease.”
“When he said he hit a friend of his in the face with a lock, with a pad lock, right in the face, I say, ‘Whoa,’ that’s pretty bad,” Trump said in the interview. “And when he said he stabbed somebody with a knife but it hit a belt buckle — I know all about knives and belt buckles. Belt buckles aren’t gonna stop because they can turn, they can twist … they’re not solid especially if somebody’s got a couple extra pounds on them.”
Trump, like everyone, has questioned Carson’s shady stories of an allegedly violent past — stories that have been debunked by friends and others who know the anti-abortion conservative hero, who describe him as less “thug life” and more Steve Urkel before that stupid machine that allowed him to be whatever the f*ck he wants.
But, in the interest of political expedience and smearing an opponent, why not pretend that Carson’s claims are legitimate. After all, it allowed Trump to effectively call the 2016 hopeful a child molester. Asked if he feels Carson has any of his manufactured “pathological” anger left in him, the billionaire told CNN:
“I just don’t know. You’ll have to ask him that question. Look, I hope he’s fine because I think it would be a shame. What he’s saying is these things happen. It’d be nice if he said none of these things did happen. He’s saying these things happen and therefore I have credibility. And what I’m saying is, I’d rather have them if they didn’t happen. I don’t want somebody who hit somebody in the face with a padlock.”
Watch a CNN clip on the interview, below: