Ben Carson dismissed the "gratuitous attack" leveled against him by presidential rival Donald Trump, who likened the former neurosurgeon to a child molester, NBC News reported.
Trump delivered a blistering critique of Carson during a campaign rally in Iowa on Thursday in which he said the former neurosurgeon has a "pathological disease" that cannot be cured.
"If you're a child molester, there is no cure. They can't stop you." Trump said. "Pathological, there is no cure."
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Carson fired back at the media while talking to reporters in South Carolina Friday, saying he does not believe Trump called him a child molester.
“I always find it amusing what people in the press like to say,” Carson responded. “You compare this, therefore you said this. I don’t buy all that stuff.”
On Friday, Trump released an Instagram video again calling into question Carson's story about attempting to stab a friend in his adolescence.