In a speech in Iowa on Nov. 12, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump blasted fellow GOP candidate Ben Carson and stated that if elected, he would “bomb the s---” out of ISIS.
“Carson's an enigma. He wrote a book, and he's doing great in Iowa. He's second in the polls. With all these professional politicians, I'm first, Carson's second, and I don't understand it, I really don't understand it,” Trump said. The real estate mogul then went on to call out Carson for describing himself as “pathological” in regard to his troubled childhood.
“He said that he's pathological and that he's got basically pathological disease. Now he wrote this, I guess before he was running for office or thought that he was running for office, and I don't want a person that's got pathological disease. I don't want it,” Trump said. Trump also called into question the truth behind Carson’s claim that he tried to stab a friend when he was young.
“Now here's the beauty of all — he took a knife and he went after a friend and he lunged. He lunged that knife into the stomach of his friends, but lo and behold it hit the belt, it hit the belt, and the knife broke. Give me a break, give me a break, give me a break.”
Trump, who has been a vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s strategy in dealing with ISIS, told supporters that he’d back Russia’s campaign to bomb the terrorist organization, reports The Huffington Post.
"So if [Russian President Vladimir] Putin wants to bomb, I say 'go ahead, go ahead, bomb.' And we can bomb, too,” Trump said.
“[ISIS] is making a tremendous amount of money because they have certain oil caps, right? They have certain areas of oil that they took away, they have some in Syria, some in Iraq. I would bomb the s--- out of 'em.”