Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is turning his attention to Ben Carson, saying the retired neurosurgeon is too “low energy” to be president.
The attack comes after two polls this week showing Carson leading in the Iowa caucus — polls Trump described as “wrong.”
“Ben Carson is the one that’s leading Iowa supposedly. … But I said that Ben Carson is super low energy, right?” Trump said at a rally in Miami on Friday night, ABC News reported.
“He’s super low. Super low energy. We need tremendous energy. We need tremendous energy.”
At one point, Trump pretended to be a news anchor giving a campaign report: “We have a breaking story: Donald Trump has fallen to second place behind Ben Carson. We informed Ben, but he was sleeping.”
But in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper also on Friday, he seemed humbled by the polls’ findings.
“I’ve done really well with the evangelicals and with the Tea Party and everything, and I just don’t understand the number, but I accept the number,” he said. “It means I have to work a little bit harder in Iowa.”Read more: thehill.com