Donald Trump on Tuesday said Ben Carson is “finished as a nominee” for president.
Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough asked Trump about Carson falling 19 points in the latest Monmouth University poll in Iowa.
“Ben Carson down 19 points in the latest Monmouth Poll,” Scarborough said. “I said that seemed to be the headline, is Ben Carson finished as a, as a prospective Republican nominee?”
“Well, I think he’s a very nice man, I like him very much. Yes, I think he’s finished as a nominee,” Trump insisted.
The host also asked Trump about Ted Cruz’s rising poll numbers. (RELATED: CRUZ MISSILE — Ted Cruz Shoots To 1st Place In Latest Iowa Poll)
Scarborough asked Trump if ” Ted Cruz, right now, your main competitor for the Republican nomination?”
Trump explained, “I don’t think so, he might be, but I really don’t think so.”
Scarborough continued the questioning, and asked Trump who is his “greatest competition.”
Trump claimed, “Well, I don’t want to say but I don’t think, look you know, I don’t think I have anybody. I’m so far ahead. I mean, I watch you two, I don’t think really I have anybody, I’m leading in every poll. I’m doing great in South Carolina. You ought to see the crowd last night in South Carolina. Largest crowd in the history of that ship.”