Ben Carson: 'I'm not going to get into the mud pit'

Presidential candidate Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonBen Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist Senior Trump administration official to leave post next week Harris, Ocasio-Cortez pitch bill to increase housing assistance for individuals with criminal record MORE told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" that he's not going to get into the “mud pit” with other GOP candidates like Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE.

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Carson is now leading the polls over Trump in Iowa, 28 percent to 19 percent, marking one of the few times Trump has trailed in the polls.

"Fox News Sunday" Host Chris Wallace asked Carson what he thinks about Trump calling him weak on immigration and questioning his faith as a Seventh-day Adventist.

“It’s kid of interesting because of the conflict we had a couple months ago where he thought I was questioning his faith and he went ballistic on that,” Carson said. “I refuse to get into the mud pit.”

Carson went onto say that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was right when she said Republicans are trying to destroy each other.

“I think that was a huge mistake in the last cycle and I’m not going to get into that no matter what anyone says,” Carson said.

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