Trump: ‘I was all set to go wild’ on Carson
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama Democrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report MORE says he was ready to go after Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonTrump launches effort to boost support among black voters Zoning is not the answer to all our housing problems Freer housing is 'fairer housing' — HUD should tie funding to looser zoning MORE for questioning his faith, but decided to hold back after his GOP primary rival apologized.

“I was all set to go wild, now I can’t go wild,” Trump said on Fox News’s “MediaBuzz” on Sunday. “I’m actually saying, ‘I wish he had hit me.’ No, he’s very smart. I wish he had hit me.”


Carson said last month that he does not “deny” his faith like Trump, but withdrew the comment and said it was taken out of context.

The Republican primary front-runner said he respects Carson but isn’t sure the retired neurosurgeon is the right man to negotiate with foreign powers on America’s behalf.

“I don’t know that he’s going to be the guy to negotiate with China, which I do all the time,” Trump said. “By the way, the largest bank in the world from China is in this building right above us, they pay me a lot of rent. But I’ve made great deals with China.”

Trump also contrasted his business acumen with that of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), whom he said has “credit card problems.”

“What I’m saying is he has not handled his financial affairs very well,” Trump said. “You look at his credit cards, you look at his problems, and I said he was a lightweight. But you have to remember this, he started with me, he was very nice to me, about two weeks ago he started hitting me, I said ‘What’s all this about?’”

The real estate mogul also offered critiques of various media outlets during the interview.

He said Politico is a “very dishonest site,” but praised The Washington Post’s recent coverage of his campaign and said The New York Times is hit or miss.