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When the Left lacks the firepower to destroy their public enemy’s 1 and 2, they resort to a different tactic: have them destroy each other.

Donald Trump had been restrained, yet eagerly awaiting the opportunity to hit back at the only candidate within striking distance in recent polls; Dr. Ben Carson.

Trump actually took the first shot at Carson, when on September 2 he said in a Daily Caller interview regarding Carson’s ability to create jobs:

“’I think it’s a very difficult situation that he’d be placed in,’ Trump elaborated. ‘He’s really a friend of mine, I just think it’s a very difficult situation that he puts himself into, to have a doctor who wasn’t creating jobs and would have a nurse or maybe two nurses. It’s such a different world. I’ve created tens of thousands of jobs over the years.’”

Carson didn’t take the bait.

However on September 9, when Carson was asked what the biggest difference between himself and Trump was, his response was,

“I’ve realized where my success has come from and I don’t in any way deny my faith in God. And I think that is the big difference.”

Trump pounced on Carson’s comment immediately, ripping Carson about questioning his faith, then and calling Dr. Carson, “low energy.”

Trump went on to question Carson’s own faith and even commented that Carson was an “ok doctor.” {Nice try, Donald!}

The ever classy Carson backtracked on his comments, then apologized and said it wasn’t his intention to question Trump’s faith. Later, Carson was asked on ABC’s This Week with Martha Radditz whether the comments Trump made bothered him:

“No, it doesn’t bother me, because I recognize that I have plenty of energy. You know, operating on people for 10, 12, sometimes for greater than 20 hours at a time, making critical decisions after many hours of intense work, having unexpected situations come up.”

In fact, Carson once performed a 28-hour surgery separating twins conjoined at the head. It was the first time such a complex operation had been done with no neurological damage to either baby. That requires stamina and superior skills as a doctor.

Carson 2 Trump 1 in case you’re keeping score.

Carson also pointed out that the media, political enemy of the Right, likes political “gladiator” type fights. The best way to destroy your enemies is to have them destroy each other.

Trump and Carson are both nightmares to the Left, though for different reasons.  Trump enjoys widespread support from a very discontented public. Carson is a black man who rose from abject poverty and the hardships of the inner city of Detroit to become one of the most prominent neurosurgeons in the world.

The Left knows that Trump resonates with those who are disaffected, and attacking Dr. Carson, a brain surgeon would be hypocritical to say the least. The media appears lost in The Donald’s doo on exactly what to do.

Trump leads in the polls, and Carson enjoys an 80 percent favorability rating,  higher than any other candidate.

Expect fireworks on Wednesday, as these two duel it out. Sure there are lots of other candidates, but they may be content to allow the two juggernauts go at it. Will Trump’s bombastic style backfire against the cerebral Dr. Carson? We will see.

 


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