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Carson Asks for Prayer for Rival, Trump

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2015 Nov 16
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After Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump harshly criticized him, the other front-running Republican presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson, has suggested praying for Trump.


Christian Today reports that Trump compared Carson to a child molester because of Carson's self-proclaimed “pathological” temper, revealed in his 1990 memoir Gifted Hands.


"That's a big problem because you don't cure that,” Trump said. “As an example: child molesting. You don't cure these people. You don't cure a child molester. There's no cure for it. Pathological, there's no cure for that.”


"I'm not bringing up anything that's not in his book. ... When he says he's pathological – and he says that in the book, I don't say that – and again, I'm not saying anything. I'm not saying anything other than pathological is a very serious disease," Trump added.


Ben Carson’s campaign spokesman, Armstrong Williams, has said that, in response to Trump’s comments, Carson has said, ‘Pray for him.’ Williams added that Carson said, “He feels sorry for him because he really likes Mr. Trump.”


Although Carson has asked for prayer for his fellow candidate, he also said that Trump does not seem to understand the meaning of the word “pathological.”


“I'm hopeful that maybe [Trump's] advisers will help him understand the word 'pathological,' and recognise that it does not denote 'incurable'," Carson said.



Publication date: November 16, 2015