Carson: Can somebody attack me, please?

Ben Carson wasn't getting much screen time during Thursday night's GOP presidential debate.

So he offered up an idea.

"Can somebody attack me, please?" the former neurosurgeon said off-camera as Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBenghazi panel offers new details on attack in 800-page report Poll: Clinton more trusted on terrorism than Trump Obama: Trump ‘embodies global elites’ MORE, Ted CruzTed CruzTrump hires ex-Cruz aide as communications director Overnight Tech: Judiciary leaders question internet transition plan | Clinton to talk tech policy | Snowden's robot | Trump's big digital push Kasich doesn't expect to speak at convention MORE and Marco RubioMarco RubioThe Trail 2016: Warren takes VP batting practice Abortion ruling roils race for the White House, Senate US, Mexico have mutual ambassadors for first time in over a year MORE verbally sparred at the debate, hosted by CNN in Houston.

Carson has repeatedly complained at the debates that he has received little speaking time, and Thursday was no exception.

When moderator Wolf Blitzer earlier asked Carson about a question about how he’d handle North Korea, he pivoted to previous questions.

“Well first of all, people say that I whine a lot because I don’t get time,” Carson said. “I’m going to whine.

“Because I didn’t get asked about taxes. I didn’t get asked about Israel," he continued.

"Hugh, you said you were going to be fair with everybody, you didn’t ask me about taxes. I had something to say about that," Carson said to Hugh Hewitt, another debate moderator.


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