Ben Carson Says Donald Trump’s Tirade Is Not Surprising, Calmly Responds

Republican Presidential hopeful Ben Carson says Donald Trump’s tirade on Thursday was anything but surprising. Being his closest rival in the political race for the coveted oval office chair, Ben said he expected the things he’d heard in Trump’s 95-minute rant.

One thing Donald Trump has been known for is his abrasive and over non-apologetic temper, often saying things many think he should regret. While he’d kept a rein on his tendencies for Tuesday’s GOP debate, we’ve now seen a taste of what we might expect from him when addressing stressful issues, such as international diplomacy.

Early in Trump’s campaign, he drew dislike from Hispanic voters across the nation, talking about Mexican immigrants bringing drugs and crime, and being rapists. Noted celebrities such as Pitbull, Salma Hayek, and America Ferrera all responded. Salma’s own words were particularly clever, mirroring Ben Carson’s view of Donald Trump.

“Everybody’s entitled to be dumb. But I’m not dumb, so I see through the manipulation. We have something to learn from this. That is [what] the educated people or the people with great human values have to wake up, because they are under the illusion that most of this country is like them and sometimes they don’t even go to vote.”

Salma even told the L.A. Times, “I’m not insulted because I cannot be insulted by stupidity.”

Before we’d even had a chance to forget Trump’s words about undocumented immigrants, he called Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly a “lightweight,” and said her questions for him were likely related to having “blood coming out of her wherever.” This spawned a reply from celebrities like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who wrote an opinion piece on Trump’s attitude toward women.

As Ben Carson said, Donald Trump’s response was just something followers expected. Trump had even sent Kareem Abdul Jabbar a hand-written reply which the NBA legend called “schoolyard insults,” as previously reported by the Inquisitr.

Trump’s remarks about Carly Fiorina didn’t help either.

On Thursday, it seems Trump unloaded another stream of insults, which surprised nobody, except perhaps those in attendance expecting him to act like a professional. According to CNN, he’d said Hillary Clinton was playing the “women’s card big league.” He’d also called Marco Rubio “weak like a baby,” and the insults only continued. Ben Carson had Donald Trump’s focus when he started flipping his belt buckle and poking fun at his political rival’s life story.

“He hit the belt buckle. Anybody have a knife? Want to try it on me? Believe me, it ain’t gonna work. You’re going to be successful, but he took the knife and went like this and he plunged it into the belt and, amazing, the belt stayed totally flat and the knife broke.”

Trump then told the Fort Dodge crowd that he can’t understand why anyone would support Carson.

Ben Carson wasn’t even surprised when Donald Trump insulted the state of Iowa, “How stupid are the people of Iowa? How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?”

Carson’s response seemed to sum up what many in America have been saying ever since Trump announced his bid for the presidency.

“Now that he’s completed his gratuitous attack, why don’t we press on and deal with the real issues. That’s what the people of America are concerned about, not so much politics as usual, politics of personal destruction – that’s what the American people are sick and tired of.”

Republican John Sununu also had his own barb for the real estate mogul on Friday.

“That whole rant in Iowa is the reason that we should not have a reality show star as President of the United States.”

What do you think of Ben Carson’s response to Donald Trump’s tirade on Thursday?

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