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

So he offered up an idea.

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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.