How far can one go before they go too far? Donald Trump likely crossed that line. Trump, in an interview with CNN, was discussing Ben Carson and cherry picking parts of Carson’s book like he has been doing for the last week. Carson admits when he was younger he had a temper and that temper manifested itself at times with violence. One of the themes in Carson’s book, Gifted Hands, was about his redemption in life and how he overcame that temper to go on to be a doctor.
Carson said when he was younger, he had a “pathological temper.” Trump has falsely been claiming Carson said he has a “pathological disease.” Trump first brought it up on November 8th when he was making the Sunday talk show rounds:
Mr. Trump took a few liberties. Mr. Carson has written about a “pathological temper” in his childhood. Mr. Trump invoked the word repeatedly on Sunday, saying that Mr. Carson has a “pathological disease” and suggesting it would be difficult for him to recover.
“You say in a book you have pathological disease — pathological disease is not cured,” Mr. Trump told CBS
Apparently that was not enough for Trump because on CNN he decided it would be a good idea to say that Carson’s “condition” was like that of a child molester:
Donald Trump said Thursday that Ben Carson’s self-described “pathological temper” is incurable — adding that it’s like the sickness of a “child molester.”
“It’s in the book that he’s got a pathological temper,” Trump told “Erin Burnett OutFront,” speaking about Carson’s autobiography. “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.”
This is inexcusable for a Presidential candidate. First off, he is lying when he proclaims, “I didn’t say it. He (Carson) said it.” Ben Carson did not say he had a “disease.” He merely discussed his temper and what he went through in life to take control of it.
Ironically, Trump is the one running around, waving his arms and yelling, “Carson’s lower energy than Jeb!” but at the same time wants to plant the idea that Carson is a step away from firing off nukes if he were in the White House. Now he’s taken to likening Carson to a child molester.
If Donald Trump wants to get a gig on Sirius Satellite radio as a shock jock and say these kinds of things, he should go ahead and get a contract signed. But saying it when you’re running for the highest office in the land? It shows you’re not a serious candidate or a serious person.
It shows that you’re a clown. And that is exactly what Donald Trump is. And he has the awful spray tan face to prove it.