By Nicholas Kristof ByNicholas KristofNovember 21, 2016 at 11:10am”The problem with Donald Trump is that he is not the sort of guy who actually thinks he is going to win the Republican nomination,” Ben Carson told the Associated Press in November.
Carson, the retired neurosurgeon, has become the front-runner for the party’s nomination after surging to the top of polls in late April.
But that success has come with a heavy price tag: Carson has been branded a xenophobe by Republican leaders in his home state of Pennsylvania, a man whose comments about immigrants, Muslims, African Americans and immigrants have made him a lightning rod in a presidential race that has featured a mix of conservative and liberal voices.
As part of his campaign, Carson is facing criticism for his controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants.
He recently suggested that a Muslim father of five might not be the best role model for his son, Donald Trump Jr. “I think that’s a good question.
I think that could be a good role model, because if you have a son who is going out and talking about what they did in the war in Iraq, they could be like, ‘Dad, they were good guys,’ ” Carson said at an event in the state in November, according to Politico.
“That is one of the reasons why you want to be a dad, is that you want them to have good values.”
Trump Jr. and his father, Donald J. Trump, have responded to the backlash with a series of tweets attacking Carson.
In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash on Tuesday, Trump Jr., who has been the face of the Trump campaign, criticized Carson for his comments and called on him to apologize.
“I think he should apologize to me, to his family, to all of us,” Trump Jr said.
“The truth is, he’s a little bit of a narcissist, and he doesn’t know what he’s doing.””
Trump, who is the son of real estate developer and real estate mogul, Donald Jr., is the face and the driving force behind the campaign, which has been boosted by his father’s success. “
The truth is, he’s a little bit of a narcissist, and he doesn’t know what he’s doing.”
Trump, who is the son of real estate developer and real estate mogul, Donald Jr., is the face and the driving force behind the campaign, which has been boosted by his father’s success.
The elder Trump has also said that he will not back down from his support for Carson, whose candidacy has been seen as a test of whether the elder Trump can win over moderate Republicans.
“He’s going to have to go to them and say, ‘Hey, listen, this is my family.
I don- I don.
I didn’t make this up.
I’m not going to lie to you,'” Trump said at a campaign event in August.
“And they’ll say, well, he didn’t mean it, but it’s how he said it.”
While Carson has repeatedly rejected the criticisms of his father and other Republicans, the billionaire has been accused of sexism and misogyny by some of his supporters.
Carson is known for his anti-bullying stance, and Trump has called his daughter a “bitch” in a tweet last week.
The former neurosurfer, who was born in New York City and is of Cuban descent, was born and raised in a middle-class suburb of Philadelphia.
He was an avid runner and basketball player, and went to the University of Pennsylvania.
After graduating, he went on to pursue a law degree at the University at Buffalo.
He is married to Heidi Carson, who has a son, Matthew, and a daughter, Sarah.