While speaking to reporters in South Carolina Friday, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson denied that Donald Trump called him a child molester. He added that “people in the press” had twisted the billionaire real estate mogul’s words. (VIDEO: Donald Trump Says Ben Carson Is ‘Pathological’ Like A ‘Child Molester’)
CARSON: It’s not the kind of dialogue I would ever engage in, and I’m hopeful that maybe his advisers will help him to understand the word pathological and recognize that that does not denote ‘incurarable.’ It’s not the same. It’s simply an adjective that describes something that is highly abnormal, and something that fortunately I’ve been able to be delivered from for half a century now.
REPORTER: He called you a child molester. Do you think he owes you an apology?
CARSON: Well, I don’t think he called me a child molester.
REPORTER: He compared your pathology to child molestation.
CARSON: Well, you know, I always find it a little amusing what people in the press like to say. ‘You compare this, and therefore you said they’re the same.’ I don’t buy all that stuff, so those are questions you should ask Donald Trump.