Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump accused rival candidate Ben Carson of being “heavy into the world of abortion” during his time as a pediatric neurosurgeon.
The billionaire went after the retired physician, calling him an “OK doctor,” on CNN’s “New Day” after Carson questioned Trump’s faith.
“By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life and that’s a very big part of who I am. I don’t get that impression with him,” Carson said of his opponent at a rally in California. “Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t get that.”
Trump fired back at Carson, saying “you look at his faith and I think you’re not going to find so much.”
“But for him to criticize me on my faith is absolutely, and for him to read from the Bible in his memory, it looked like he memorized it about two minutes before going on stage,” he continued. “But Ben Carson is not going to be your next president. That I can tell you.”
Both Trump and Carson are running as pro-life candidates. Trump, who referred to himself as being “very pro-choice” in 1999, called Carson’s views on abortion “horrendous.”
Carson, a outspoken opponent of Planned Parenthood, served as a trustee for a foundation that granted hundreds of thousands of dollars to the facility and referred patients to pro-choice doctors in the past, Politico reports.
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